Whenever you have a plan to do something, it is always good practice to hang around with those who have already succeeded in what you’re planning to do. Something is bound to rub off – you will pick up good habits, successful practices, and positive thinking. There are several Proverbs that touch on this and one of my favourites says: “If you are in the company of those who are wise, you will gain wisdom.”
You will find this principle being taught in many of the direct marketing businesses, and many coaches also talk about this.
This is why there is value in belonging to at least one VA network, if not more. Joining in the forums and sharing and learning with others, is going to put you in good company. The forums are moderated and run by experienced, seasoned Virtual Assistants, and they generally surround themselves with more who have similar experience. Good company keeping good company.
We need to protect ourselves from those who would poison our minds with negative thoughts, bring us down, tell us we can’t succeed at what we want to do, and basically steal our dreams. This includes well-meaning family members and friends, who are trying to save you from heartache, but who also have no experience in the area that they are wanting to give you advice about.Â Hanging around those who have already done it, and are doing it, is a good way to diffuse this negativity. And connecting with a VA Coach, Mentor or Trainer is also a good way of making sure you’re in positive company. But do your research – make sure that Coach, Mentor or Trainer has put in the miles and has the type of experience that you would like to rub shoulders with and learn from. KMT