As a virtual assistant, you know that there are many things to keep track of, in order to succeed. From managing your clients’ expectations and delivering high-quality work, to staying organised and on top of your diary and own business work, it can be difficult to know where to start.
If you’re also struggling with imposter syndrome, you may find it even more challenging to feel confident in your abilities and take the steps necessary to grow your business.
Here are four tips for virtual assistants who are struggling with imposter syndrome:
- Set realistic goals. One of the best ways to overcome imposter syndrome is to set realistic goals for yourself. When you achieve your goals, it will help you build confidence in your abilities. Start by setting small, achievable goals that you can build on over time.
- Celebrate your successes. When you reach a goal, take the time to celebrate your success. This will help you reinforce the positive messages you’re telling yourself about your abilities. It does not matter how big or small the success is, take time to capture and celebrate it.
- Find a mentor or coach. Having someone to talk to who understands what you’re going through can be a great way to overcome imposter syndrome. A mentor or coach can offer support, guidance, and advice. We offer a hybrid approach to coaching and mentoring depending on what you need at that particular time.
- Join a community of virtual assistants. There are many online and offline communities for virtual assistants. These communities can be a great way to connect with other VAs, learn from their experiences, and get support. In our VA Membership we have specific trainings on this and you will be joining likeminded individuals who know how you feel and can share their ideas on how to overcome it.
It’s important to remember that imposter syndrome is a common experience, and it doesn’t mean that you’re not capable of succeeding as a virtual assistant. It often shows up as we make that transition from employee to business owner. By following these tips, you can learn to manage your imposter syndrome and build confidence in your abilities.
Things to remember…
- Be kind to yourself. It’s easy to be hard on yourself when you make mistakes, but it’s important to remember that everyone makes mistakes. Don’t let your mistakes define you.
- Focus on your strengths. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. When you’re feeling down, focus on your strengths and what you’re good at.
- Ask for help. If you’re struggling, don’t be afraid to ask for help from your clients, colleagues, or mentors.
- Remember that you’re not alone. Imposter syndrome is a common experience, and there are many people who understand what you’re going through.
If you’re a virtual assistant who is struggling with imposter syndrome, know that you’re not alone. There are many resources available to help you overcome this challenge and build confidence in your abilities.
Would you like some help?
As part of the The VA Membership, we are always looking at how we can help you overcome imposter syndrome, whether it’s through specific trainings on the subject or during our weekly group coaching sessions.
The VA Membership is the only UK VA business accelerator that’s designed specifically to help you build and grow your VA business, to help you create recurring revenue and consistent growth through regular and consistent action. With over 150+ hours of courses, weekly co-working sessions, weekly group coaching calls, a private support group and the ability to pay as you go – when you’re ready to grow or scale your business online come and join us in the VA Membership. It would be awesome to support you and help you to become the “Go-To” Virtual Assistant.