A few weeks ago I had an interesting comment from someone who was looking for VA support. They said to me “I would have asked you but I know how busy you are and didn’t think you had room for me”. oops, is that how people really see me?
How are you promoting yourself? It’s good to let people know you’re busy but are you telling them you’re too busy to help them if they have a need?
As mentioned in other posts I do have a team of VAs so if I hit a very busy period I can call on them to help lighten the load, but generally I would like to make the decision if I’m too busy – and not someone else 😉
If you’re on the other side of the fence and there is someone you’d like to approach but you think they’re too busy, why not ask them anyway? You might just get a pleasant surprise. Things are not always as they appear.