I recently had a discussion with my accountability buddy about the things that inspire me to work every day.
It began with a discussion about what we’d accomplished in the last two weeks and the upcoming work schedule.
I said that there was a thing I’ve been doing recently for my customers that I found truly amusing. It made the task much easier, and it was a lot more fun to enjoy it and be enthusiastic about it.
We don’t think everything we do in our businesses is fun, obviously, but it did lead us to a discussion about what we loved the most and what we could do to improve that experience in our business.
I train people on how to create their businesses according to their preferences to be able to feel excited to get up every day and interact with their customers.
But I talked to an old student this morning… She attended an opportunity to attend one of my group training sessions a couple of many years back… She told me that she was bored of her business. She had put it together well, and it had been successful; however, she realized that the activities she was engaging in each day weren’t fulfilling her.
We are planning to create an alternative plan for her to alter her offerings to ensure that her business becomes something that she is excited about again.
It’s so crucial to recognize that what you are passionate about today may not be something you’re passionate about in the future.
Examining our business processes frequently is a great method for a variety of reasons. But reviewing our services and ensuring that we continue to love what we offer them to our clients is an important thing to do.
Sometimes it’s necessary to make an effort to change the way we work and what we provide, in order to ensure that our company remains fresh and interesting for us.
Have you ever taken a moment to think about the last time that you have looked at the services you provide? What has changed in your business since the beginning of your business?
Here are a few strategies to consider this:
1. Take a look at your list of customers.
What are the commonalities? If you’re not offering services only to a small population, perhaps you should think about the following. Choose the person you find working with most, and then actively decide how you can be more like that particular one.
2. Check out your list of services.
The ones that are not you have listed on your site; I’m referring to the work you complete for your customers. Do you enjoy doing each one of them? If you don’t, what do you adjust the way you handle your current clients to ensure you can do more of what you enjoy and less of the things you don’t?
3. Look at your skills.
Have you completed any courses (even online webinars for free!) which you are confident you can integrate into your services? How? If you’ve discovered something new, work out the best way by incorporating it into your client relationships. In order to get more work from your current clients can be the ideal method to grow your business.
What do you find inspiring? I’d like to hear about it!
Tracey D’Aviero is a veteran VA and the founder of Your VA Mentor. Tracey provides training and mentoring to professional men and women who are completely unfamiliar with the VA business or who struggle to build a successful business. Her goal is to train experts on the best ways to create and expand profitable and successful virtual companies within the VA industry through the implementation of strategies and systems that are smart.