The fear of becoming a virtual assistant is real. No one should lie to you that they were confident from the moment they chose this path.
Some people fear that they will not get clients. Others fear that they will get clients and not be able to satisfy them. And yet others are afraid of the unknown as it is with any other career.
Whichever fear you’re facing right now, here is how you can overcome it.
Join a Community of Virtual Assistants
They say two heads are better than one. And it’s true for anyone who wants to enter the virtual assistant space and emerge successful. When you’re in a community of people who speak the same language as you, you’ll be at ease.
You can share your challenges with others and learn from the challenges they are also facing. With guidance and support, you’ll learn to accept the ups and downs of the industry and be ready to emerge victorious despite everything.
Avoid Comparing Yourself
It would not be fair to compare yourself with others, especially if you’re a beginner virtual assistant. A VA who’s been in the industry for five or more years will certainly have more accomplishments compared to one who’s been in the game for only a month.
Therefore, comparing yourself may increase your fears instead of helping you overcome them. We would advise that you compare your achievements from one month to the next because you can only compete with yourself.
One of the worst decisions you can make is to start and then give up as soon as you face a few challenges. Giving up will not help your case.
And within a few months, you’ll have the urge to start again and face the same fears that you were running away from. No matter what comes your way, don’t stop trying.
Join the Royal VA Community and Overcome Your Fears
As we’ve seen above, joining a community is one of the best ways to deal with fear. The Royal Virtual Assistant Community is one such reliable community that’s full of supportive people and free tips and resources. Join us today, share your challenges, and allow us to support you.