I can do it alone… thanks!
We don’t tend to go through difficult phases in life alone and generally we like to turn to friends, family, colleagues, mentors, life coaches, counsellors…there really is an abundance of emotional support out there for us in the 21st century. So why oh why do we insist on ploughing on through one of the most gut wrenchingly difficult times in our lives alone? I am talking, of course, about starting and growing a new business. Starting a business is hugely daunting, but the potential freedom it could offer, and the realisation of a life long dream compels so many entrepreneurs to keep at it. Yet once we are in the swirling midst of our ‘dream’, we either fail to acknowledge just how difficult it really is or else we are so possessive over it that we hate the thought of anyone else helping.
As such, we end up in a quandary which has been endearingly nicknamed the Superhero Syndrome. Put simply, we try to do everything by ourselves, stubbornly and possessively like a martyr, taking on the weight of the business world on our shoulders and no one else’s.
Well, enough is enough. Even Batman had Robin (however useless he was as a sidekick) and here at Clear View Administration, rest assured we can do far more than just look half good in a green cape and mask! You want a side kick who can really do some damage to those ever increasing piles in your physical, mental and online in boxes? Well you’ve found us!
Still not sure? Here are 5 very compelling arguments as to why your days of going it alone should be over!
1) It’s Tough To Get Inspired Alone
Very often it is not coming up with ideas which is the issue but the follow through of the best ones, and mulling over the same thoughts day in day out will ultimately mean you become uninspired or too overwhelmed to actually get anything done. With us on your team you can shift work over and know it will get done, which should help you to keep ploughing on at your end too – together we’ll get there!
2) It’s Tough To Get Everything Done Alone
Perhaps you love what you sell, what you create or you love the money it could/does bring in – whatever the inspiration, you began something for the love of it…so get rid of the work that gets in the way of that. We often use distraction techniques to stop us from having to look at our finances/admin/inbox, yet it is those day to day tasks which help keep a business on top of its game. Allow yourself our support and pass those jobs on – you won’t be believe the difference it makes to your business when you know that all those niggles are being efficiently and effectively done and dusted, leaving you free to do the things you enjoy.
3) It’s Tough To Know Everything Alone
We each have parts of our job that we love, others we loathe and some we simply tolerate. And what about those jobs we simply don’t know how to do effectively? Yet what if those gaps in your knowledge could make all the difference to your growing business? You can’t know everything there is to know, so why not get support from people who do understand it and can get the tasks completed in a matter of hours? Job done!
4) It’s Tough To Concentrate On Everything Alone
Your business will have multiple areas within it which need attention such as growing your online platform and developing sales, sourcing and winning new clients, putting out press releases, finding and purchasing or hiring property, excel/word/spreadsheet documents…the list is ever growing. How can you possibly do everything a developing SME demands of you all by yourself? The sensible answer is, of course: you can’t. So take the assistance of someone who can take the pressure off and give you a bit of room to breathe some life back into those aspects of your business you’ve neglected.
5) It’s Tough To Wear All The Hats At Once Alone
It’s your business, you want it done your way and you want to be able to take pride in and credit for its achievements – that is totally understandable. But what if, by going it alone your business fails to make you proud and has no credit for you to take because ultimately you run it in to the ground with your exhaustion and inability to keep everyone and his dog happy? If you want to be proud of what you created, you need to be proud of how you got there, and using a virtual assistant will not detract from your success. They will work for you, fulfilling your exact requirements to support you in achieving your business’s goals – goals you will be proud to take all the credit for.