(October 31, 2012)
I just had an amazing discussion and I wanted to share this enthusiasm with you while it is still fresh so to speak.
If you have a dream, an online business, an idea or a product you want to create or market; it is possible but it is almost impossible to do alone.
This is a lesson I have learned and I’ve implemented in to every fiber of this very website you are reading. For example, every illustration you see on these pages has been carefully chosen, placed and optimized by my virtual assistant.
But that is only an example of what is possible when I let go of the control of certain parts of my business and give my coworkers and assistants freedom to work things out on their own.
I am most happy when my virtual assistants comes up with something on their own. Unfortunately, this is a trait that apparently not more employers of virtual businesses cherish.
I think that’s because every time I start working with a new virtual assistant, their demeanor is often extremely polite and eager to please but almost never eager to challenge my points of view. I can understand that. After all, I am the employer.
But still, real growth only comes when one more mind, one at a time in addition to the team, adds their creative input or their useful advice in order to make the whole business grow.
As I mentioned in other posts, I do have another completely unrelated website. It is older, bigger and draws a lot of traffic. Traffic is such a technical term. The website attracts many interested people, thousands, daily.
If you think about it closely, the amount of power that is behind such numbers of interested people is enormous. What would happen if I could take anyone is interested in cooperating with me by the hand and if I could teach them how they could contribute to a business that would not be only mine but ours.
Actually, I had fans from time to time contact me, interact with me and often submit their stories and ideas to me for that other website and it’s still growing.
Although, I feel that for this very young Ideal-helper site; it is too early to ask for. I want to emphasize that every helping hand is welcome. I want this website to grow and expand on the thoughts of many interested people.
It is not my motivation to teach you like a teacher in front of the class while you seat obediently in your chair and listen. A professional book would be better than that.
But if we start to discuss, communicate and even argue things, that’s when real growth happens.
Who the heck is interested in what someone else has to say?
But who on earth is not interested when there is something to gain, to grow and to learn for yourself.
That’s the distinction I want to make sure you, the patient reader of this very long post, take with you.
If you think you could contribute, challenge and ask questions to this site, you are probably right. If you don’t find the right place to submit your idea, question, challenge and follow-up; the best guess is to use the contact us form.
Almost all pages have comment fields at the bottom and I do encourage and actively read all comments you submit.
How could you contribute, you ask?
If you are already interested in outsourcing or already working together with a virtual assistant, I would love to hear your stories.
The little quirks, the little accidents, the good and the bad stuff, the everyday occurrences that you think are neglectable. But that I think are hugely charming to read about.
If you are not working with a virtual assistant yet, but could you imagine it and if you have questions, that hold you from starting a journey, an experience, an adventure with virtual assistants, then I want you to ask me these questions?
Challenge me. Ask really hard questions and try to think of questions that either burn on your soul or that you think I cannot answer. Try me. I dare you.
If you think that outsourcing is not for you, then I have two questions for you.
- First, why did you read this far in this article on this site?
- Second, what can I do to convince you that your success is closely bound to your openness of this adventure?
I am not saying that hiring a virtual assistant is the only key to success. That would be incomplete rather than incorrect. However if you worked at a problem, any problem in your life, with two thinking heads deeply involved into your problem rather than only your own, don’t you agree that it would be natural to assume you will get results faster?
So far from me, I truly have already “talked” more than enough. Now it’s your turn; your turn to talk, your turn to ask, to challenge and to think.
I’ll see you in the comments!
Comments for An Inspiring Discussion and the Big Picture of Things with this Website
|Aug 03, 2014||Two heads are better than one
by: JohnYou are probably right 😀 often it is because of feeling inferior or too shy to open an idea on the other side of the planet. Lol but I do believe in that, “Two heads are better than one.” Sharing and comparing some thoughts or ideas are great factors that can help improve from one thing to another.