Imposter syndrome is a crippling feeling that can hold you back from launching and growing your VA business if you’re not aware of what’s going on. I hear a lot of VAs talk about having imposter syndrome. They feel like they don’t know what they’re doing, that their skills aren’t good enough to charge money, or that they need to be an expert to help clients.
Introverts make wonderful entrepreneurs and virtual assistants! Running a home-based business gives you the freedom to use your energy levels wisely and the option of creating a business that works for you. Check out these tips for introverted virtual assistants to help you navigate your own VA biz.
Stress not only makes us feel crappy, but it can affect our health, relationships, productivity, life, work…everything! It’s inevitable too, especially with how fast paced our lives are these days and all the distractions (text messages, phone notifications, etc.) Add starting a business, kids, pets, and everything else and we’re feeling quite overwhelmed!
There are ways to manage it, however. I personally have a sensitive nervous system, so I’ve had to learn ways to control my stress levels to stay functional. I want to share my tricks with you because managing your stress will help you feel happier and more in control of your life and emotions.
One question I get a lot from virtual assistants who want to start their own businesses is “How can I get over the fear of putting myself out there?”
First of all, I totally get it. Every entrepreneur has to deal with this fear, especially in the early stages of their business. I sure did! This fear is something you’ll need to get familiar with if you want to grow your business, but it does get easier!
Here are a few simple tips for getting over the fear and getting out there!