As small business owners and entrepreneurs, we have a lot that we juggle.
Sometimes, the ideas come fast and furiously. So fast that we can be distracted from what we really should be doing because that idea is just so exciting.
What happens with distraction? You end up moving your focus from what really needs to be done.
No one means for that to happen – it just does. Then before you know it, you are behind on your work. Or you lost a lead because you forgot to follow up. Or you missed a deadline that was really important for your business goals.
I find that as I am talking to potential clients, the subject of accountability is coming up more often. When you are a solopreneur or the person that is *the* decision maker, who holds you accountable? You are the boss. But can you be the boss of you?
We see this is a lot when people talk about losing weight. It’s easy to let things slide if you aren’t held accountable.
As a virtual assistant, I can be your virtual partner. Not only completing work that needs to be done, freeing you to focus on more incoming-producing activities, but I can be that accountability person and help you stay on track so you can reach your goals.
Look at your business and self-assess:
Are you focused 100% of the time?
Do you get a lot of great ideas and flit from one to the other?
Do you feel overwhelmed with everything that you are doing?
Are you so busy that the thought of one more thing just boggles your mind?
Do you see that you need to delegate but you just haven’t made the time to figure out how to do it?
If you fit any or all of these, having an accountability partner like a virtual assistant might be a great fit for you.
I’d love to see your comments on what you think of accountability for small business.