Many of us that become entrepreneurs have to change our employee mindset. We leave our day jobs and have to “unlearn” what it means to be an employee. So, remember you are the boss; not the employee. The buck stops with you! You make the decisions, the decisions are not dictated to you!
It took me a full year to get rid of my employee mindset! One of my clients gave me a much-needed kick in the pants. She explained to me that I was not her employee and therefore did not need to share everything I did in my business. All that time I was thinking she was my boss, not my client – big mistake!
Making the transition from employee to entrepreneur is a life-changing experience! Don’t look to your clients for direction. You determine:
- Who you work with.
- What you do.
- When you do it.
- How you do it.
- Where you do it.
- And for how much.
Please also read my blog post, The 12 Virtual Assistant Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Costs – Especially If You’re A New VA! if you want to know more about some of the most common errors a lot of new Virtual Assistants make.
Take the time to embrace becoming your own boss. Please take a moment to leave me a comment and share your thoughts.
Thanks for reading – Susan
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