I speak to Virtual Assistants all of the time, both new and veterans.

One of things I hear most often is how they want to make a change.

They want to transform themselves or their businesses to better fit their needs, their lifestyles, their abilities, or their preferences.

I’ve been lucky enough to experience several positive transformations in my life. Professionally, I turned my virtual bookkeeping firm, OffAssist, into a mid six-figure company after a rocky start as a small, one woman, $2,000/year business. Personally, after a lifelong battle with a personal and family history of obesity, I decided to transform my body and have lost over 220 pounds (no, that is not a typo).

Saying I’ve done it makes getting to where I am now sound easier than it was. It was hard work. It’s been scary, and, at times, daunting. What I see most in people wanting to make a change is fear. They aren’t really sure where to start or they’re paralyzed by their fear of “doing it wrong.”  Eleven years ago when I started down this road, I was afraid, too.

I knew I couldn’t achieve my goals all at once. I also knew I’d achieve them at all if I didn’t get started. That’s why I put together real, solid, actionable steps to take me from where I was to where I wanted to be.

  1. Become aware of your situation
  2. Prepare to change your situation
  3. Take action steps to change your situation
  4. Maintain your change

Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that!

Contributed by: Candy Beauchamp and you can learn more about her at her membership site at VA League.