“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
As you ponder what lies ahead in 2018, where do you want your path to lead?
You have two choices:
1) maintain the status quo and possibly end up in the same place you are right now, or
2) create a new path and discover a career that opens a world of possibilities.
The first option is easy. You don’t have to make any changes. Yet, what are the pitfalls? What are you compromising?
The second option is a bit more difficult. It provokes those nagging feelings of uncertainty and fear. But, starting a career as a Virtual Assistant can be the change you need to live a fulfilling, prosperous, and empowering life.
So, what’s holding you back?
Any new adventure is scary. But it’s just that—an adventure. There will be unexpected things that happen and challenges along the way. But, in the end, the journey proves to be worth it.
To create a new path as a Virtual Assistant:
Let Go of Fear
When starting a new career as a Virtual Assistant, it’s important to consider all the possibilities to make the most informed decision possible. However, when you consider those possibilities, what motivates your choice?
Is it fear—fear of failure, fear of not being good enough, etc.?
Allowing fear to control your decisions only results in crushing your dreams. Often, you will find that given the circumstances, you can rise above the fear.
When faced with a challenge, how are you going to handle it? Is there anything that could happen that you can’t take the necessary steps to overcome? It is more likely than not that you will face challenges head on and come out the other side stronger than you ever thought possible.
You learn more from mistakes than any success you experience. Therefore, there’s no need to fear failure because of what you’ll learn from that experience.
When making the decision to forge a new path, giving into those fears will only hurt you and leave you in the same place you are now. However, letting go of fear empowers you to achieve your dreams and create a fulfilling career and life.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Significant change cannot happen if you remain in your comfort zone. If your desire is to make some sort of difference in your life, it’s imperative to step outside your comfort zone to achieve your goals.
Remaining in your comfort zone due to fear of failure or the unknown holds you back and prohibits you from changing your circumstances and maximizing your potential.
As you resolve to make the most of your life in 2018, stepping out of your comfort zone empowers you to achieve your dreams.
However, taking that step often feels like a big leap. Use these tips to take baby steps to get out of your comfort zone:
Create a Plan:
Think about where you want to be a year from now. What do you want out of your Virtual Assistant business? Use these goals to design a map for the upcoming year. This plan helps you feel more secure in your path and makes it a lot easier to take the first steps out of your comfort zone.
Just as you wouldn’t venture into the wilderness without a first aid kit, you need to be prepared for the challenges that may arise as your build your Virtual Assistant business. How will you handle problems? What will you do when they surface? How will you accept them and move on to continue your goal of accomplishing your dreams?
One of the greatest parts of the building a Virtual Assistant business is that there are many successful women who are willing to help you with ideas, job prospects, and support along the way. You do not have to travel the path alone. Ask for help and enjoy the company of brilliant women who have been in your shoes.
Enjoy the Journey:
As you build your Virtual Assistant business, take the time to reflect on how far you’ve come, celebrate the successes, and take pride in what all your hard work has accomplished.
Live Your Life
You are in control of your life. With a career as a Virtual Assistant, you have the power to have the career and life you desire.
Your Virtual Assistant business can be anything you imagine it to be. From the clients you work with to the services you provide, you have the freedom to create your own perfect business that allows you to live the life you crave.
Working from home as your own boss enables you to schedule in time for the activities that leave you fulfilled and motivated. You can take time to do what makes your life meaningful.
So, what path are you going to take in 2018?
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