That’s it! You are now on track to have a fantastic and stress free month because you are awesome and opted to delegate, automate and systematise right at the very beginning. Doesn’t it feel freaking awesome?
This summer, I’m taking two trips to the US to visit my friends and family! One is a few days in NYC for a gals weekend and the other trip is a full 3 weeks back in Oregon to visit my other home. This has really gotten me thinking about how prepared we, as entrepreneurs, need to be to actually get the most out of a vacation. So here is my foolproof formula for finally getting away from it all for a bit.
Should you hire help?
In most cases, the answer is ‘absolutely’! As solo entrepreneurs, we often feel the need to keep everything to ourselves and to wear all of the hats in our businesses. But then we find that this doesn’t leave us with any time or energy to do the things that can help our business to actually scale and grow.
Just over a year in business and I finally feel like I’ve hit my stride. I know who my ideal clients are (solopreneurs women). I have most of my systems and processes set up. Most days I find time for self care and ‘balance’. My impostor syndrome rears its ugly head less often. And I have some genuine connections with other awesome business owners. Not to mention I have the best clients in the world!
So what’s it like to work with me?
Solopreneurship offers the incredible opportunity to call your own shots and answer to no one (except maybe your clients). However itdoes create a unique set of struggles that other types of entrepreneurs don’t always have to face (or at least have to take on alone). I’ve been speaking with other solopreneurs to discuss some of the biggest pet-peeves, struggles and challenges they face. Are you running the same sticking points in your solo business?
As entrepreneurs, we know that working for and by ourselves can be like a dream come true. It allows for the flexibility we crave to grow your business as you’d always imagined. But solopreneurship does create a unique set of struggles that other forms of entrepreneurs don’t always have to face (or at least have to take on alone).
I’ve been speaking with and working with solopreneurs to discuss some of their biggest pet-peeves, struggles and challenges as solopreneurs. Are you facing the same difficulties running your solo business?
Recently I was on video podcast with AVA Alexander Virtual Assistance talking about my journey and reasons to becoming a VA as well as the process of scaling my business. Watch it here.
As a VA it is essential that I am flexible and knowledgeable about as many tools as possible to meet my clients where they are and take their to-do list stress away. There are loads of absolutely incredible software options out there and I’m a firm believer that there is a system out there for every working style.
That said, I have my most favourite tools that I could not live without. These are the ones I’ve become dependent upon and use absolutely every single day.
At first, I put so much pressure on myself to climb the entrepreneurial learning curve and get to the same level as some of the more established people in my industry. I thought that I immediately needed to learn who my ideal client was, what my niche should be, how to write the most effective copy for my website/blog posts, etc. because that’s what all the business books and podcasts I was inhaling told me I needed to do.