Hiring a virtual assistant is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make as a business owner. The right VA can help you improve performance and profit, all at an affordable rate. Hiring a virtual assistant is the ultimate productivity hack to help you get back your time.
Once you’ve decided to hire a virtual assistant, you might be surprised to know that getting your mindset ready is one of the most important things you can do to prepare for your VA. Unfortunately, in our years of experience, we’ve found that many business owners aren’t emotionally prepared for a virtual assistant. Here are a few tips that will help you shift your mindset and prepare for ongoing success with your VA.
Work On Developing A Growth Mindset
A growth mindset assumes that talent, intelligence, and ability can be achieved through hard work. All successful entrepreneurs have a growth mindset. It’s essential to have a growth mindset to move forward in success. We also know from experience how hard building a growth mindset can be for home service business owners.
Maybe you fear giving up control of your business or have concerns about finding the right person. Some business owners are concerned about the financial investment, or the time it will take to hire and train the right virtual assistant. We understand all of these challenges and we’re here to talk through your concerns.
Learn How To Delegate Tasks
Another essential part of preparing your mindset is learning how to delegate tasks. Delegation is a learned skill! You have to break free of the negative voice inside your head that says, “why hire someone when I can do it for free?” Remember that you are giving up control to gain freedom! Having a virtual assistant manage your inbox and follow up with customers allows you to focus on profit, growth, and the bigger picture. Don’t get stuck in a fixed mindset that will hold you back personally and professionally.
Be Clear About Your Goals
As a new year begins, it’s a great time to sit down and find some clarity. Think about your business goals for 2022 and ask yourself the following questions… What am I trying to achieve by hiring a virtual assistant?
Is it to gain time with your family, be in the field more, or spend time pursuing a hobby? Of course, there’s no right or wrong answer, but it’s important to have clarity around ‘your why.’
How will I know when I’ve achieved my desired outcome?
You need to set ways to measure your progress to better understand success. This is true for any investment you make in your home service business. If your goal was to make it to all of your son’s baseball games, think about how many you made since hiring a virtual assistant. Whatever your desired outcome, make sure you set ways to measure and analyze achievement.
Will hiring a virtual assistant help get me closer to my desired outcome?
It’s important to understand if a virtual assistant is right for you. Make a list of tasks you can outsource that will help you get closer to your desired outcome. Once you’re ready, we’re here to make the process of hiring a virtual assistant smooth and straightforward.