Practical Advice for Virtual Assistants Part 3
This entrepreneur thing takes a lot of time. I’ve said this countless times and I’ll continue to say this countless times. It’s a part mantra to myself and part reminder to everyone else. It’s not a one-and-done kind of business. If you want to build it to have strong foundations and scale it to a place of actual job security, then you’re going to need to learn a lot of things and that takes time.
The best way to do that is to do it and figure it out as you go. It’s essentially trial and error and trial, and error takes time. Just when you think that you’ve uncovered or figured out one thing, something else rears its ugly head and you’ve got to figure that out. This ends up being a domino effect before you get over all of the stuff that you need to deal with to be an effective business owner.
My advice to you is to be as patient as you can be. I know a lot of us want it and we want it right now. We’ve grown up in a world where instant gratification such as social media likes, dm’s, and streaming videos happen at the flick of a hat. However, if you are building a sustainable virtual assistant business then you are going to have to adjust your expectations at least a tiny bit. It takes time.
I’m not saying that you can’t do this in a short period of time. I made a lot of mistakes. In retrospect, if I had listened to the advice of my mentors, blog articles, and people that I knew I should have figured out my business long before I did. Since I didn’t figure it out when I should have, there were some experiences that contained essential lessons I needed to learn. So that’s what I did, I learned through them.
There’s no such thing as failure unless you entirely give up. That being said, some of us have to fail so many times before we truly figure it out. My last piece of advice is to have patients. Your future self will thank you for it and it’ll make the journey a hell of a lot more fun of a ride.