6 Tips for Trekking Through Tough Times

Apr 06, 2021

 

Life isn't easy. In fact, a lot of times it's downright tough. 

I know I go through times of feeling heavy, and you probably feel it, too. 

I know if I’m having a hard time sleeping, you’re probably having a hard time, too. 

The exhaustion, the overwhelm, the stress, it’s real for all of us on some level no matter how centered and happy we are in our businesses. 

In this video, I offer a few suggestions for helping you through tough times.

Take time for yourself and take care of yourself

If it’s going for walks or taking bubble baths or Zooming with a friend, take care of yourself. You cannot take care of anything else if you don’t first take care of yourself.   

Get plenty of sleep and take time to rest

Easier said than done, I know, but look for ways to get the amount of sleep you need to feel rested. When we are rested, we operate at a higher vibration and are more clear about what we’re doing. 

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5 Challenges You May Encounter as a Virtual Assistant and How to Overcome Them

Aug 11, 2020

Becoming a Virtual Assistant (VA) and Virtual Expert® (VE) opens your world to many opportunities that you don’t get to enjoy in the same way as when you work in a traditional job. You have the freedom to work from anywhere, set your hours, determine the services you’ll provide, and choose your clients.

However, like any career, there are challenges that VAs and VEs face. Fortunately, you can overcome those challenges to build a highly successful business as a Virtual Assistant.

 

Here are the 5 challenges you may face as a Virtual Assistant and Virtual Expert® and how to overcome them

 

1. Not Asking for Help

There’s that old saying: “It takes a village to raise a child.” In a sense, your Virtual Assistant business is like your child. It can be challenging, unpredictable, confusing, and demanding. There may be times when you just want to throw in the towel, sit in the corner, and cry.

However, just like one would do with their child,...

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4 Advantages of Working From Home as a Virtual Assistant and Virtual Expert®

Aug 11, 2020

Right now, you have a full-time, nine-to-five job. You may be listening to that little voice in your head that says: “There are so many advantages to working from home as a Virtual Assistant. If only I could work from home, I would be so much happier.”

The idea of being able to work from home seems like a dream. You can turn it into reality by becoming a Virtual Assistant or a Virtual Expert® (VE).

 

Today, I’ll share with you 4 reasons why you may want to become a Virtual Expert®.

 

1. Your schedule is flexible.

Being a Virtual Expert® who works from home, you have the freedom to ask yourself what time of day you are inherently the most productive.

In contrast to having a face-to-face job, as a VE, you’re not controlled by the time constraints of regular business hours. You can begin work, end work, get ready for the day, or take your dog for a walk anytime you want.

You can also do activities or errands you wouldn’t have the...

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Your VA Business: What to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

Aug 11, 2020

Why did you decide to create a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert® business?

Did you desire more flexibility in your schedule? Were you sick of being undervalued and underpaid in your traditional job? Did you long for a career that is more conducive to having a family by allowing you to work from home?

Whether you’ve been a Virtual Assistant for a long time, you’re just getting started, or you’re trying to decide if a Virtual Assistant business is right for you, you ventured into this career with a desire to live your life to the fullest and without limitations.

However, like most facets of life, your Virtual Assistant business is bound to weather some storms.

If you’re like most of us, you’re likely not a stranger to failure. The word failure has such a negative connotation, but if you think about it, where would you be if you never experienced failure?

Everyone makes mistakes; everyone falls into ruts; everyone has times where they feel like...

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How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with a Potential Client as a VA

Aug 11, 2020

Consultations with a potential client can feel like one of the scariest things you’ll do as a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert®. It can be tough to put yourself out there when the possibility of rejection lingers. Knowing how to prepare for your first meeting with a potential client as a Virtual Assistant can help you overcome some of those nerves.

A potential client consultation is as much for you as it is for the potential client. During a consultation, you’re focused on figuring out how, and, if, you can help the client achieve their goals. You’re also assessing if the client is a good fit for you.

Flipping your mindset from “what if they don’t like me” to “is this person someone I want to work with long-term” allows you to shed a lot of the anxiety you might feel before a consultation.

Just as it is anytime you meet someone new, nervousness is normal. Therefore, it’s important to find strategies that help you overcome...

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What Does Success Mean To You As A Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert®?

Aug 11, 2020

Throughout our lives, we see these images of success — the big house, the nice car. You know, the white picket fence. Tangible objects that once acquired indicate that we’ve made it. However, what does success mean to you as a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert®?

We’re conditioned to think that success is a quantifiable goal like reaching your ideal weight. And, once you have achieved it, you can see it. But, you may have found that your pursuit of success has left you feeling like something in your life is lacking.

What you may have realized is that the measure of success is not tangible. It’s more complex than that. And, people that you look at and think, “Wow, they’re so successful,” may be lacking something that makes them feel as though they’ve achieved nothing worthwhile.

A Business Insider article illustrates how twelve rich, powerful people define success. Not one of them says wealth or power are the most...

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Having a Success Mindset in Your Virtual Assistant Business

Aug 11, 2020

As you build your Virtual Assistant and Virtual Expert® business, your mindset— your attitude about yourself and your abilities — has a tremendous effect on your success.

If you believe you can’t do something or believe that you don’t have the right skills to build your business or believe that you can’t be successful -guess what? All those things will come true.

If on the other hand, you believe you are absolutely able to achieve success as a Virtual Assistant, and you deserve to have all you want, all those things will come true too.

A negative mindset limits your ability to be successful and dulls any moment of success.

Having a success mindset in your Virtual Assistant business, on the other hand, allows you to continue to work hard to achieve your goals even when you may want to give up.

It also allows you to believe that you are enough, and that, even though you may not have all the answers, you can learn how to build a truly successful...

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How to Start A Successful Virtual Assistant and Virtual Expert® Career?

Aug 06, 2020

With a “traditional” career, there’s an order of operations to accomplishing your goals. There are specific stops along the way to success. Things like college degrees or trade school certificates. You know what’s expected of you because the road to get there has been mapped out for you.

With a Virtual career, the path is less defined. That’s partly because there are so many possibilities. It’s also partly because you get to create your career doing what you love in the time frame you want — not what a boss dictates.

Being in charge of your career and destiny is exciting! It can also cause apprehension because the path feels uncertain and unpredictable.

Starting a career as a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Expert® requires a relatively small start-up cost. You don’t need a ton of space. You need zero inventory. What you do need are a few essentials including a computer, internet, and a phone. Many of those essentials you likely...

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