Read this excerpt from Become a More Confident Virtual Assistant
Most people would agree that starting a business is not nearly as challenging as maintaining and building a business. You may have discovered that if you’re already running your virtual assistant practice. Perhaps you’re still figuring out what services you want to offer. Or you’re struggling to clearly define who your ideal client is. Or maybe your excitement at opening your business is waning because you suddenly find your self-confidence under attack.
What to do?
Building your own belief in yourself, your abilities, and the potential success of your virtual assistance business is a good start, and you can do this in just a few simple ways (I'll share one here):
Name one recent success you've experienced
This is so important! When we are down on ourselves, it’s easy to forget the times when we’ve had success. So think back to a recent success and allow yourself to feel all the good feels of it! It doesn’t have to be major. For some people, simply getting out of bed is an achievement (as a person who has battled depression for decades, I can attest to this). For others, reconnecting with an old friend, cooking a tasty meal, being a good parent, getting in a little exercise, et cetera--all of these are reasons to celebrate. So count those as successes!
Simple rule of thumb: if you feel good about something and it feels like an accomplishment, write it down. The simple act of writing things out by hand can help you commit it to memory. Carry the list with you everywhere, and add to it as often as you celebrate a new win. It’ll be a visual reminder of the positive things happening in your life, and these will help you balance out the negative.
Maintain the excitement of having started your VA business by talking about it to someone--anyone. It doesn’t even have to be a potential client. Just tell people what you do. The more you talk about it, the more comfortable you’ll feel letting people know about your business. Your confidence will grow and show. And let me tell you--the ability to communicate a solid explanation of your services can be client-attracting.
Let me know your thoughts.
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