Mindset is Important When Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Mindset is Important When Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Thinking of Hiring a Virtual Assistant?


You might believe that it doesn’t make a difference what kind of mentality you have when it comes to hiring a Virtual Assistant. Because let’s face it, the likelihood of you feeling stressed is pretty high. After all, that is what brought to your attention the fact that you require assistance. You, on the other hand, could not be more incorrect. The way you think is extremely important, and not just when you’re trying to find a Virtual Assistant to hire. But even after you’ve hired someone and established a working relationship with them as your Virtual Assistant, you may still face challenges.

If you begin the process with the mindset that you have a lot of learning to do, a lot that could go wrong, and you hate letting go of anything that has to do with your business, then you are setting yourself up for failure. If that’s the case, you’re going to destroy any chance you have of being successful. On the other hand, the advantages of maintaining a positive attitude include the following:

Positive thinking encourages problem-solving.

When you start working with someone for the first time, there are bound to be a few hiccups along the way. It doesn’t matter if it’s an instruction that needs to be clarified because it was misunderstood, a different way of doing things that you don’t trust, or just a common issue that needs to be solved: there is always something. If you are already preoccupied with how difficult it is going to be, there is a much greater chance that you will give up at the first sign of difficulty. When in fact, if you take the time to form a process with your Virtual Assistant, you will gain a great deal more than you will risk by doing so. It’s just a matter of deciding that it’s worth the time and effort.

A positive attitude makes the Virtual Assistant enjoy working with you.

You might not consider this to be a major problem, but it is important to keep in mind that a Virtual Assistant is a self-employed independent contractor. There is no reason to believe that a Virtual Assistant will want to work with you for any significant amount of time if you make their job too difficult by being difficult to work with. Having a positive attitude is preferable for a number of reasons, including this one, but that is not the only one. Being a happy and positive person makes other people want to work harder to satisfy you. As a result, the likelihood of a Virtual Assistant giving you the little extras that are the icing on the cake of great service increases when you are that person.

If you’re positive, you’ll let go and enjoy having more time to focus on other things.

When you end up spending the same amount of time worrying that everything is OK, double checking, and micromanaging all of their work, hiring a Virtual Assistant loses a lot of its appeal as a solution to your problems. Working with a Virtual Assistant can provide you with two important advantages. The first advantage is having someone who is trained and experienced in their field look after things for you. Therefore lending your company the appearance of a higher level of professionalism. The second is having enough time to spend doing the things that delight you. And having the opportunity to spend time with the people who bring out the best in you. If you have a negative attitude that prevents you from letting go of something, then neither of these things will occur.

Last but not least, this point has nothing to do with employing a VA, no one enjoys being in the company of a negative person. Therefore, if for no other reason, do it for the people you care about. Before you even consider teaming up with a virtual assistant, you need to make sure that your mindset is in the right place. Because having the right frame of mind is important in just about everything you do.

Check out some of our articles or check our podcast Hire A Millennial Virtual Assistant if you’d like some more advice on how to build a wonderful relationship with your virtual assistant.

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