Most companies and business owners determine what figures they want to hit (six, seven or eight) – and then they figure out the strategic steps they will take to get there. They work so hard at that goal – the destination – that they miss out on the journey. At Virtual Assist USA, we focus solely on the journey – what we do, what we want to do and how to keep servicing our clients to the highest possible standards.

Here are three rules that we live by and preach to our clients… until one client suggested that we share with the world, so here goes!

1)      Treat every new business idea if it’s the first one that you’ve ever had: Pretend you have no idea what you are doing. When you approach something with this frame of mind, you will undoubtedly be able to ask for the help that you need from the experts. Remember: surround yourself with people who are smarter than you are!

2)      Growth takes time: In the age of the internet, it’s easy to want everything yesterday. We beat ourselves up if something doesn’t go viral instantly, and we wonder why we aren’t ranked in Google’s top SERPs. The best and most successful businesses took years to build. Breathe and enjoy the ride.

3)      Learn some, think some, play some, work some: Keep a sense of perspective with your work. Find balance in your life. Your life should involve more than working 80 hour weeks (get a Virtual Assistant to help you with that!). Life is short, and you will never regret the time that you spend with family, friends or even by yourself. If you find that you’re working too much, a change is in order.