I have been working as a Virtual Assistant for nearly 10 months already! I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by. It’s also already been nearly 3 months, that I have been doing this full-time. It doesn’t really feel like it for me though, because I am pregnant and I spent most of my first trimester feeling very sick, so didn’t actually have any energy to be productive at all! Not good, and it’s time to turn that around.
Virtual Assistant Myths Busted
Over the past few months I have come across a lot of misconceptions about VAs and what we do. Over the next few weeks I am going to share my most popular outsourcing myths with you – and bust them! I also have some amazing guest posters lined up, so more on that soon.
This week’s myth is one of my favourites! I have heard this uttered all across different facebook group and it’s time to put an end to it. So, here goes:
I’m a solopreneur and I cannot justify having a Virtual Assitant! I should be managing my business tasks on my own.
I do have to say it tends to be mainly the female entrepreneurs that are more outspoken about this, but I am certain that as a guy, you could be feeling this too.
Right, let’s get things cleared up a bit – and get ready for a little butt kick if you seriously still believe this!
We have a tendency to put too much on to our plate. You may be an entrepreneur, but maybe you are also a mother/father, a wife/husband, a partner, a carer, a close family member, a pet owner, someone who needs to clean their house every once in a while, a childcarer for others as well as a human. We have a LOT of things to do on a day to day basis that have nothing to do with running a business and a lot of times these are actually a priority (I guess you can’t just skip the school run, right?).
So once you take these other important tasks and add them to your schedule, how many hours do you actually have left to work – and I’d be really realistic here. I’m talking averages, not “on a good day”.
So this time you have left should certainly be the most precious time, filled with the most important business tasks you can think of: money-making activities, client work and business growth. Not schedule Facebook post, design cute graphics in canva, finish 100 odds and ends to finally publish a blog post again.
So, may I now ask. Why do you continue to fill your day with mindless work, that someone else could easily do for you? Is it because you think you should, because you feel like you have to, because you’re superman doing it all?
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Are you nowhere near fully booked, but you just don't have any time?
No, that doesn't mean that you need to hire an assistant right away, what it probably means is that your tools and systems need a little TLC. If you're currently keeping all of your business tasks in your head, don't have any documented processes and can't automate because your tools just won't work together, then we should talk.
Together we can save you hours of precious time every week by streamlining and documenting your processes, reviewing your business tools to make sure they work FOR you and then implementing all of those changes.