5 ways a virtual assistant can lead to a happier you
May 17, 2017
A virtual assistant is a valuable asset to your business. They can take over the tasks in your business that you don’t like or don’t have time to do. But have you ever thought about the personal benefits they provide? Here are five ways a virtual assistant can positively impact your life.
Reduce stress and overwhelm
Running your own business is really a 24/7 job. Whilst you aren’t physically working all of those hours, you are always thinking about your business. New ways of doing things, how to find your next customer, what to post on social media, how to improve cashflow and a million other different thoughts.
Constantly being ‘on’ for your business is exhausting, stressful and often overwhelming. Your health and mental wellbeing can suffer as a consequence. By utilising the extra set of hands of a virtual assistant, you can reduce your workload and therefore reduce your stress.
More time for the things that mean the most to you
Reducing your workload then has a positive influence on you, your family and quality of life. Naturally you will have more time available to spend with the people in your life that mean the most to you. Reduction of guilt will lead to a happier, more energetic person that is more pleasant to be around. The creation of even one extra hour in your week can mean time to exercise, to spend time on a hobby or to indulge in some well deserved self-care.
Build your business and improve confidence
A virtual assistant provides invaluable support that frees up your time to work on your business. Having more time available to focus on building your business, finding new customers, designing new products or implementing new strategies will provide you with greater confidence in yourself. And we all know that confidence breeds confidence!
Be a vital sounding board
Having your own business can sometimes be a lonely road. Even if you have a few employees, you don’t have many people to talk to about ideas that you have. Family can help, but if they don’t have a great understanding of you and your business, their advice can be more harmful than helpful. A virtual assistant understands this. Many virtual assistants run their own business and have had experience in a corporate environment, so have a wealth of experience to draw on. Being able to talk about dreams, ideas or strategies can be a huge weight off your shoulders and provide you with inspiration to try new things.
Become your greatest cheerleader
Everyone thrives on encouragement. The right virtual assistant will provide you with the support you need in your business and become your biggest cheerleader. They have their own networks that can help you build your business and boost your own social media efforts. It’s uplifting knowing that someone has your best interests at heart and will support you.
The right virtual assistant for you and your business isn’t just someone working from home in an anonymous part of the world. They are someone who cares about your business, and someone who also understands you, your hopes and dreams. If you’re looking for the perfect partner in crime, then check out my website. I would love to talk to you about how I can positively impact your life!