January comes with a flood of messages to set goals, make resolutions, establish new routines and, generally make some kind of change. It’s okay to ease into it.
I started working through the book, The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. It was surprising for me to learn that being a VA is actually my Zone of Excellence. I'm still working on my Zone of Genius.
Networking is sharing knowledge, being of service, helping out a friend, growing relationships, and honing your sales skills. Staying in touch and top of mind is vitally important. It’s also time consuming. A VA can help support your networking goals.
It is both a blessing and a curse to find a great assistant. When the fit is right, it’s very easy to fall into a place of trust and for a client to relinquish total control to their VA. Many clients forget it’s still their business and they need to know how to manage it, especially when their VA is unavailable.
Many potential clients come to me because they are ready for a change. They’re too busy managing the now to get excited for the future. Or they can imagine their new life, but can’t see the steps to get there. Often there are too many roadblocks in the way to form a clear vision of the future.
What is the difference between hourly, retainer and project rates? More specifically, how can you figure out which one you need? There is no right or wrong way to go, only which option is best for you.
When it comes to clutter most people think of physical stuff, but what if I told you that mental stuff can be clutter too? Figuring out your clutter threshold is key to helping you manage your stuff, including your time, energy and resources.
Anyone who’s ever dated has heard, “You have to kiss a lot of frogs until you find your prince/princess.” The same is true when searching for a virtual assistant. When it comes to finding the right fit for your business it's important to know three things...
When you get clear on your needs, you can be honest with yourself, your budget and anyone who comes along to help.
I know how to work as a virtual assistant. What I didn’t know was how I worked as a client or a manager. There’s a learning curve to working with others.