The price of perfectionism

As a recovering perfectionist, I know how debilitating it can be when working towards your goals. In this blog I address the difference between perfectionism and high standards. How one is harmful and the other gives you a sense of achievement and different approaches you can adopt to overcome your perfectionist tendencies and hit your […]

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The price of perfectionism

Employee vs Entrepreneur Mindset

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What is mindset anyway?

When building a Virtual Assistant business one of the first things you will need to do is figure out WHO you are helping. Who is it that you’re marketing your services to? When you’re marketing to everyone, you’re marketing to no one! When you try to market your services to everyone you don’t stand out, […]

The WHO in your Virtual Assistant Business

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With the rise of remote working and more Assistants looking at the virtual space, now is a great time to think about how you want to progress in your Assistant career. If, like me, you prefer remote working and want to create an online business with more freedom and flexibility then hiring a Business Coach […]

5 reasons Virtual Assistants should hire a Business Coach

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When you start out on the journey of building your Virtual Assistant business you naturally want to know how to get started and how to get clients. There are so many how’s, from how to set your pricing, how to develop your brand, how to turn leads into sales.  As much as understanding the ‘how’ […]

Letting go of the ‘how’ and embracing your ‘why’

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Did you know we all have a money story?  A money story is a set of beliefs and attitudes about money and we create our beliefs about money in our pre-conscious years, up to about the age of 7 when we take in information from our parents, peers and society.  We apply our own meaning […]

How to uncover your money story

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When you’ve only ever been an employee and received a monthly salary, it can be challenging to know what to set as your hourly rate in your Virtual Assistant business. You may find yourself doing market research and comparing yourself to other VAs or telling yourself ‘I can’t charge that’, ‘no one would pay that’, […]

How to decide on your hourly rate as a Virtual Assistant

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In this month’s blog I want to focus this blog on how you can be kinder to yourself and practice more self-care. Being kind to yourself isn’t just about what you do, it’s also about your thoughts. We have over 50,000 thoughts each day and most of these are negative and on repeat day in […]

Who’s looking after you?

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Have you ever felt like, or been treated as, ‘just’ an Assistant? I have too and it doesn’t feel good. As an ex-Assistant of 22 years in corporate London, one of the major cities in the world, I get and pretty much have probably seen every issue you’re dealing with right now in your career. […]

You are more than ‘just’ an Assistant!

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How much of your time do you spend comparing yourself to others?   When you compare yourself to others you’re comparing your weaknesses with someone else’s strengths, which can create feelings of insecurity and of course you’ll end up fighting a losing battle.   Let’s do some maths on the assumption that you spend an […]

How to stop comparing yourself (and get back in your own lane)

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Being an entrepreneur, you have to have resilience and pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start again. It can be a bit of a rinse and repeat cycle. You’re going to have moments where you may be on the brink of tears or in need of a stiff drink after work with a friend. […]

[EPIC POST] – The Five Stages of Resilience

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