Don’t Tell Me What to be Happy About!

In the middle of an interview with a prospective client, Jean knew she didn’t want to work with him. She waited for a break in the conversation and gently gave him the news. He said, snidely, “Young woman, you should be happy to get the work from me!” Ha! You should...

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The Client is NOT Always Right!

This thinking, that the client is always right, is certainly the pervasive thinking in many businesses. If you believe your clients are always right, think again. When that thinking is in place, it puts all the power in the hands of the person holding the money (in...

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Say No to Tiny Retainers

In thinking about what I shared last week about ditching the PAYG pricing model, there’s another angle on that that I wanted to share. If you haven’t read that yet, take a minute and do that now, then come back and read this. The three biggest reasons more...

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Build Trust Through Vulnerability

Jane came to me to discuss a client. When Sarah had let Jane know she wanted to work with her, Jane was actually surprised, because during the interview, she didn’t really get a good feeling about Sarah, didn’t get that Sarah felt trusting at all, and didn’t even...

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Stop Struggling; Start Scheduling!

As much as I fear sounding like a broken record, this topic keeps coming up with my clients and in groups I belong to (and not just with VAs, in case you wondered!), so I wanted to take a run at it again. If I’ve learned anything, it’s that a person can...

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Virtual Moxie

Moxie comes from living your truth, and running your business in a way that honors it. It takes a willingness to explore who you are and what you want, high standards, savvy, commitment, smarts, skill, a terrific strength of character, and ease with grace and humility.

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