Staying motivated when you’re starting your Virtual Assistant journey is tough. Especially when things are not moving fast enough, are not going the way you want, or when you’re stuck in “Analysis Paralysis”. I know this can take the wind out of your sails and even have you doubting yourself.
6 Simple “Staying Motivated” Tips
Remember the beginning of anything is always the hardest, whether it is starting a business or learning to ride a bike. The key is to keep trying and never give up.
#1 – Take Baby Steps + Take Action
Because every step forward, no matter how small, is one step closer to your dreams. I use the mantra “Action NOT Perfection”. (I’m a recovering perfectionist and find myself not doing something because “it’s not perfect”.)
#2 – Take A Break
Sometimes it helps to remove yourself from the situation and do something you enjoy. Take a walk, play with your kids, read a book, or anything else that takes your mind off your troubles.
#3 – Take A Look In Your Success Jar
Remind yourself just how far you’ve come. We seem to always be fixated on where we have to go and forget how far we’ve already come. It is a journey and your Success Jar will help you remember that.
#4 – Talk To Others
Reach out to other Virtual Assistants. It helps just to share your thoughts and feeling with others. Find a local group of Virtual Assistants or join a VA group on social media. We’ve been there and are glad to help.
#5 – Remember Your WHY
We all have a reason “why” we are pursuing a VA business. What is yours? Your reason is one of the most powerful tools you can use to help you stay focused and motivated no matter what challenges you face on your journey. I created a Vision Board so I can look at my “Why” when things get tough – it really helps me stay focused and motivated.
#6 – Get Help
Sign up for a training that includes a community that inspires you, that you can ask for support and that holds you accountable. Read my VA Success Guide: How To Choose The Right VA Training Course For You – it will give you an idea of how to find the one that works for you.
These are a few of the things that I do when life is not going my way and I need help at staying motivated. Give one or all of them a try! What do you think? Please take a moment to leave me a comment and share your thoughts.
Thanks for reading and listening – Susan
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