Being a virtual assistant can trigger many fears that you may not have even known existed before. You know that you have many talents and a lot to offer your clients. Nevertheless, it’s not an easy job to keep your confidence up while dealing with the realities of marketing your services and being your own money manager. In order to reach your goals of profitability and success you have to develop the proper mindset.
One big issue that comes up in our business is the one of how to get and stay profitable. Women, especially have issues with this idea of profitability. We tend to be hard workers with a passion for what we do and deliver an excellent product to our clients. However, we don’t always “own our value” in the marketplace. What does that mean? “Owning your value” in the marketplace means charging, receiving money, and asking for money.
Another is the fear of standing out. How many of us really feel comfortable standing up in front of people and saying, “You know what? I am awesome at what I do.” For many even the thought of saying those words might make you squirm. It could be because doing so triggers a lot of old baggage that we may have picked up as we were growing up about being modest and not acknowledging our accomplishments.
As with all fears (False Evidence Appearing Real), these limiting beliefs can be conquered by taking advantage of the many resources available. Some of these include:
- Personal Development. It has been said that “as you grow as a person your business will grow.” I have seen that first hand in my business. So, take advantage of reading books such as “T hink and Grow Rich”, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” “It’s Not Over Until You Win,” “Secret of the Millionaire Mind,” and “Millionaire Women Next Door.” Whether or not you are striving to be a millionaire, these types of books will help you overcome limiting beliefs while you solidify your determination to make the vision of your life and business a reality.
- Join Professional Organizations. Most of the concerns that you have about running your business have already been faced and overcome by those who have preceded you in the business. So cultivate relationships with seasoned virtual assistants who have created a profitable business. There are a number of organizations (both free and membership based) where you can meet these smart VAs. Check out organizations like IVAA, my FREE group on LinkedIn and the various resources available on this website to get more information and support for your business.
- Work With A Business Coach. Bill McCartney once said, “All coaching is, is taking a player where he can’t take himself.” A business coach does exactly that. Coaches are seasoned professionals who have stood where you are standing. They have faced and overcome the challenges that you are facing. And come through them successfully. They teach you how to bring yourself the success that you are seeking. I have helped dozens of new, aspiring and existing virtual assistants to create more profits and success in their business. If you’d like to find out share your challenges, discuss solutions and learn about the coaching programs I have available, just email me at Support@EAtoVA.com and we’ll schedule a time to talk.
A virtual assistant that maintains a positive, forwarding thinking mindset and implements proven strategies will be successful as an entrepreneur. So I’d like to invite you to an upcoming FREE teleseminar where this concept of mindset and how it impacts your bottom-line will be discussed in more depth on Jan. 27th.