Aaah, spring is in the air! It’s a time for renewal, rebirth and allergies. Sorry, had to sneak that last one in there. 😉 It’s also often a time when you decide to do a little spring cleaning around the house, get rid of things you haven’t used or looked at in years and spruce things up a bit.
This is a little reminder that you can do the same with your virtual assistant business. Use this as a chance to reevaluate your business, refocus if needed and reorganize. This series of posts will help you do just that!
First, we’ll tackle your business plan and goals. When is the last time that you had a gander at these? Whether your started your virtual assistant business six months or six years ago, it may be time to reevaluate. We all go through changes in our lives. Your business is an extension of you, so it’s natural that your business plan and goals will change over time as well.
Let’s start with your goals. If you’re reading over what you last wrote thinking, “I didn’t do that at all. I’m not feelin’ that anymore,’ that’s totally okay. Just because you didn’t achieve certain goals you may have set DOES NOT mean that you have failed.
Evaluate why you didn’t hit those goals. Did you not give yourself enough time? Did you have a strategic plan in place to make it happen? Was fear holding you back? Did you decide to go in a different direction with your business? Answering these questions might give you clues as to what happened and how to amend or rewrite some new goals.
The same goes for your business plan. This should be what drives you in your business. It doesn’t mean you need to have some big, official-looking form filled out for it to be considered a business plan. Go with what works for you.
It might be a spreadsheet. It might be a detailed listing of your “why” and the steps that you need to take to achieve that. It might be a few key statements that sum it all up for you. Whatever it is, make sure that you write it down. It has so much more power when you can see it in black and white or sparkly markers or a picture collage. Again, whatever works for you.
Now that you’ve taken the time to reevaluate these important pieces of your business, what are you going to do with them? Are they posted somewhere that you see them every day? If they’re not, I suggest that you start there. In order for you to truly be productive and move forward in your business, you have to know what you’re moving towards and why.
So, get ‘em out there in plain sight whether you tack them on a vision board, sit them on your desk or stick them on a wall in your office space. It’s great to have an everyday reminder of why you are doing what you’re doing!
Need help with any of the steps above? Leave a comment below and we’ll help you out or leave us a voice message using the purple tab to the right. We love hearing from you!