(December 03, 2012)
Famous Saying by Mark Twain
If you are anything like your average Joe then it is likely that you spend most of your time dreaming, reading and thinking of new projects, new ideas even viable business ideas but zero percent acting on it. Thinking, reading and educating yourself is fine and good as long as you stay away from time and money-wasters, there is no harm done.
How will you eventually get successful if you don’t get started?
It would be easy for me to say well just get started.
But let’s be honest here, your habits or mine as far as I know, don’t change in one day. Actually I have read that a habit needs 30 continuous days of success to change.
So let’s assume that both you and me will stay lazy and will continue to procrastinate all day.
Where is the solution?
I have found my solution and if you’ve read a few other posts on this website it will come very obviously.
- Use a virtual assistant to get some work done.
- Try to reduce the “procrastinating yourself”.
It’s a simple two step formula for success. If you like metaphors more think of it this way, your virtual assistant is a more productive copy of yourself.
Now, hold your horses.
It’s only a metaphor. Of course, your VA is a different person than you. But your VA makes his living working productively and concentrated at one task at a time for you.
A good virtual assistant will only do the work he’s supposed to do. From time to time, he will give you useful feedback in order not to get too deep into the next shiny offer that comes your way. It happened to me recently.
To get successful you will, first of all, need to get started to do some work. It does not even have to be the best possible work. You are allowed to make mistakes. That’s how people learn. Just think of a child who doesn’t listen to his mother telling him that this stuff is hot. He will need to burn his fingers once in order to learn it. That’s just how humans are.
How does this relate to you?
If you try out hiring a virtual assistant then you will make the experience that some work will actually get done. Perhaps, it’s not perfect. Perhaps you need to tweak your instructions to your VA so that the work gets better and better. But it will get done.
If you haven’t had assigned this work to a virtual worker, it would still lie on your desk or, worse, in your head.
Virtual Assistants Are Not Only For People Who Are Already Successful. Virtual Assistants Are Also Great For Newbies.
Four eyes see more than two. Two brains learn faster than one. Don’t you agree?
Having a virtual assistant at your side is having a second loyal partner who’s ready to cross check your thoughts and ideas, to learn with you and to help you implement what you learned. It doesn’t make a difference if you are a book author, a website creator, a musician, a painter, a brick and mortar business owner or a work at home mom.
Whatever you do, you will have your own challenges. I cannot anticipate what you’re dealing with. The only thing I know, if you have two people working out the same problem it will go faster than you are alone. If it is only by hiring a virtual assistant who will tell you, “Hey, it’s okay. Relax. Drink a tea.” Sometimes, that’s all you need. Of course if you train your virtual assistant to do more than that, you will probably be even more productive.
I hope you would take this post in the spirit it is intended. Get started with whatever troubles you. Overcome the challenges either by rolling back your sleeves and starting to get the work done or by getting help – by a virtual helper- and multiplying your efforts or by doing both of what I said above at the same time.
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