I nervously and excitedly made my way into the city of Melbourne to register my new business. I hadn’t wanted to share my business name idea with anyone, in case someone else beat me to it. Little did I know what might transpire in the years to come and how my business name would be used, not only for my services, but for the services of many others.
The world has indeed changed in those 17 years. Computers have changed incredibly, so has the media we use for storing information. It is difficult to imagine a world without the internet. We have words now with completely different meanings: Web, Apple, Disk, and a multitude of others, not to mention all the acronyms that abound.
The children of today do not know of a world without the internet and what awaits them by the time they reach working age is almost anyone’s guess. It is said that the jobs they will do haven’t even been thought of yet.
For those who are new to the Virtual Assistant industry, whether it be a few years, or just thinking about it, I encourage you to keep focussed, walk your talk and keep networking. Talk to people and connect with them. Don’t be afraid to let people know what you do.
I’d like to remind you that I offer Virtual Assistant training for those who are just starting out, or even those who have been a VA for a few years but feeling like they’re missing something. Mention this post and you’ll get a 25% discount (refunded to you) on your VATrainer course fee. And if you are a practising VA looking to join a VA Network, I invite you to join our team of VAs who are currently in 11 countries. Perhaps you can increase that count?
However long you have been in business, I applaud you in your endeavours and courage to step out and fulfil your dreams. I did and it has been thoroughly worth it!
By the way, I belong to BNI locally and one of the members brought in these cakes this morning to celebrate. Wasn’t that nice of her?