Why Virtual Assistant Mistakes are Gifts that can Catapult Your Success

Why Virtual Assistant Mistakes are Gifts that can Catapult Your Success

What happens when you believe you have the perfect process and your virtual assistant STILL gets it wrong?

 

Virtual assistant mistakes are so infuriating and can drive you demented. I know because I have been there over and over again, not just with my own businesses but with clients of The Virtual Hub too.

Virtual Assistant Mistakes

 

Our natural tendency is to blame the VA and think ‘this is just not working for me’ or, worse still, say to yourself ‘I just knew a VA would not work for my business’.

 

This strong and destructive belief has tripped up many a client and seen them let the tools of scalable business success and real entrepreneurial freedom slowly slip through their fingers.

 

What if all these virtual assistant mistakes are actually super gifts showing you where there are little holes in your process, or a harder to spot problem like holes in the understanding of iterations of your process?

 

Let me use an example to explain what I mean.

We are in the process at The Virtual Hub right now of handing over a lot of specific areas and processes to designated leaders in our team. The handover absolutely has to work and needs to happen in the next 4 weeks preferably.

 

Why?

Well, for one, we are growing very rapidly as a business so appointing leaders of the various departments is a natural evolution for us, but, I am also personally growing very rapidly …. Literally !

 

I am 7 months pregnant so there is a hard deadline looming for me as the Founder and CEO of a fast-growing business to get stuff sorted quick smart.

Panic and frustration is not going to help you or the business at all. Click To Tweet

 

In fact, that deadline could all of a sudden move itself forward too so it is a unique situation to be in. One, I guess, many female entrepreneurs out there will totally get (high five to all you leading ladies driving scalable businesses while embracing childbirth and motherhood too).

Virtual Assistant Mistakes

We have created processes and videos and steps – the lot – but still, we are seeing errors and things happen that are tripping the team up.

 

I could start to panic and get really frustrated at everyone but that is really not going to help me or the business at all. Especially given the team are great and they are super keen to support me as I journey into motherhood for the first time.

 

So what exactly IS the problem? 

It’s absolutely not their fault at all – it’s just how it is when someone takes over a new area in someone else’s business.

 

We have had several flaws appear in testing out some internal processes but they are such huge gifts I want to share exactly why with you all.

 

Mistakes and errors mean we get to a perfect process faster. We learn the most and the fastest by our mistakes so sometimes it is a blessing to have as many as possible happen early in the piece so you can refine and perfect quickly. It’s all part of it.

 

Welcome mistakes.

Virtual assistant mistakes show you where there are holes in the process or at least the understanding of iterations within your processes.

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Oct 27, 2016

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