Where your business is, is just as important as where your mind is at.
Your mindset and your expectations around your Virtual Assistant and their role in your business are, I would argue, the most important part of preparing to hire someone to join your team.
You see, no matter how prepared your business might be for a Virtual Assistant it won’t matter if YOU are not prepared.
Here’s how you can prepare yourself mentally for your first hire:
Have Clear well-defined goals:
Your virtual assistant is there to help you reach your goals but he can only do this if you know what your goals are.
Where do you want to take your business? The question that I ask all my clients is: Where do you want to be in 6-months?
If you don’t know the answer then maybe you need to take a day off (I know it’s hard) and focus on where you’d like to take your business next.
Get clear on what you’d like to Delegate
Don’t waste your VA’s and your own time. Have a clear idea of what you need them to do for you and what your priorities are.
Not sure what to delegate? Then ask yourself these questions:
- What is something that is a total time-suck in my day?
- What is something I need to do but don’t enjoy doing?
- Where could I benefit from someone with the right expertise?
Trust in your VA
Trust is important in any relationship and your Virtual Assistant is no exception.
For some of you, this will be the hardest thing to do, and that’s okay, but it’s also the most important one! Your VA can only do a good job if you let them and this means trusting in their skills and letting go.
This is the really hard part, but it’s also the most important one! If you micro-manage your virtual assistant and second guess every decision they make then you’ll get nowhere. You’ll feel more stressed than ever before and your virtual assistant will take twice as long to get anything done.
So remember: Trust in your VA!
These three mindset shifts will get you ready to hire your first Virtual Assistant. And if you’re wondering what else you need to have in place before you start then click here and get my free guide: Before you hire a Virtual Assistant Do this!