SMART VA

Trusted Back-End Admin Manager for Overwhelmed Entrepreneurs

 

 

Do you think that your VA needs to be living close to you? The answer is “No.” Location is not the most important factor in looking for a Virtual Assistant.  I’ve created this short video for you to help you prioritize your “My VA must have/be …” list.

 

Please leave a comment whether you found this video helpful – thank you.

 

 

You are excited, exhilarated! You have found yourself THE ideal Virtual Assistant!

 

 

Fear is unnecessary when selecting a Virtual AssistantYou did due diligence; you and your new VA talked extensively about each both, yours and her, requirements and how you both will start to design your partnership. You digested and responded to her Welcome Packet and started sharing your workload with your VA.

 

Then, all of a sudden, fear sets in. You now not only have to organize your own work, it’s also your VAs work, for this week, this month. You experience a sense of overwhelm. “How do I decide what work to give her?” Or “Will she be able to do this? What if it doesn’t work out?”

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Over the past weeks I have been introduced to a number of content-generating venues. I like the video-blog idea and created an introductory post.

 

 

 

I am looking forward to your thoughts; do you create videos and how do you use them for your marketing? What tips and tricks of the trade would you suggest?

 

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What really scares you? Why are we afraid and what’s behind it? FEAR! Fear is such a potent emotion that it can literally make us stick our head into the sand and stop us dead in our tracks. And yet, once we overcome a fear we feel wonderful and as if we conquered the entire world.

 

I am a Toastmaster and have given a number of 5-7 minute speeches. Presently, I am working on  live presentations about how to find and work with a Virtual Assistant. I have been given much more time to present than at any Toastmaster speech I have given so far; I have been alternating between being scared, thinking “I can do it” to “It’ll all work out” and back. There is fear and excitement mingled together.

 

I thought about Susan Jeffers’ Book “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway“. In it she writes about fear truths. I have now hung these in my office:

  1. The fear will never go away as long as I continue to grow;
  2. the only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is t go out and do it;
  3. the only way to feel better about myself is to go out …. and do it;
  4. Not only am I going to experience fear whenever I’m on unfamiliar territory, so is everyone else;
  5. Pushing though fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.

 

I am feeling calm now and ready to continue practicing my presentations. How are you dealing with your fears? I’d love to hear what recipes you use.

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