I have commitment issues.
There, I said it. But what now and how does that relate to business? I recently did a time blocking and management coaching session with my friend, Kelsey Van Kirk. In my quest to best use the precious time I have to work on my business, she asked a bunch of questions about how my family and I spend our time, and where I’d like to put my time.
My personal realization was that I’m afraid to commit to a schedule and to certain things in my schedule because I don’t want to be tied down to that commitment. I’m okay with appointments and committing to clients, but time is something else.
I value freedom very much like all entrepreneurs do and my freedom is in my schedule. I want to be able do what I want and when I want. Have you felt like that before? Well for me, the downside of loving my freedom and being afraid to schedule a specific time for certain things (guys, it’s not hard, nor is it rocket science) is that without being dedicated in scheduling my time, my business won’t grow. Time is a precious commodity and if I don’t use it wisely, I won’t grow in my business. I’m making sure that I do plan effectively to make the most of my time and grow my business.
The same applies for any big step we make in our business. It’s something so precious to us, that when we have something new come at us, it can be scary.
I find one of the biggest reasons why people don’t hire a virtual assistant is fear. They are afraid of making the wrong decision on hiring. They are scared of handing off some of their work or allowing someone to see the messy back-end of their business. I totally understand the fear. As I continue to work through my fear of letting go of some of my freedom, I am excited to see what will happen when I allow myself scheduled, intentional time! I want my business to grow, just as you want yours to grow.
If you’re afraid of finding the wrong virtual assistant or business manager, you should schedule a VA Strategy Session with me. I work with you to assess where in your business you need to hire and I can answer your fears and questions about what you should look for and give you hiring tips so you don’t have to be afraid to commit.