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What Do the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Have That You Don’t?

Written by: Sandra Lewis

The life of a solopreneur or small business owner is sometimes a lonely one.

You’ve nurtured the seed of an idea into a vibrant, successful business, or at least the beginnings of one. And you did it mostly on your own. Yes, you may have had the support and ear of a trusted friend, or advisor – but you are the one who labored countless hours to bootstrap your business from nothing into the something it is today.

Entrepreneurship is hard work. You wear many hats. You are responsible for every aspect of your business, from the daily minutiae to big-picture thinking.

The Entrepreneur’s Conundrum

As a small business owner or solopreneur, you’re constantly thinking about new ways to improve and grow your business. But there’s always a caveat: as soon as you develop an idea, it’s you who has to carry it forward.

The effect of this knowledge – that in addition to brainstorming big ideas, you, and you alone, will be responsible for implementing– can be an inspiration-killer. In many ways, it shuts down your idea-generating capacity: no matter how innovative, the details involved in implementing a new idea can be simply too overwhelming.

Beyond the practicalities of implementation, many entrepreneurs find it difficult to switch between the expansive, big-picture kind of thinking required to grow their businesses, and the detailed work of implementing those ideas. They’re two different mindsets, and they’re often mutually exclusive: it’s like trying to daydream while learning how to build a circuit for the first time – you simply can’t do both at once.

The Key to Having & Implementing Big Ideas

Now consider this: How would it affect your business, if like top entrepreneurs you had a trusted, skilled sidekick who could handle most of the implementation– without breaking the bank and without the hassle and expense of having to hire someone directly? In other words, someone who would get straight on with building the circuit while you continue daydreaming.

Suddenly, the work of generating and strategizing big ideas exits dreamland and enters reality: your plans become possible. You can change out of second or third gear into fifth.

The key, of course, is in finding an assistant with business and implementation know-how, who can manage your ideas into detailed plans of action. Someone whom you can trust implicitly: a right-hand guy or gal who understands your business, takes necessary actions, and asks for help when needed. Someone who understands you – and your vision for your business.

This is possible when you bring on board a business-grade virtual assistant with project management skills. Suddenly you can give your creativity free reign. You unlock your potential to grow and develop your business.

Move Your Business Forward With A Skilled VA

A business-class virtual assistant has the skills, expertise and maturity to implement your ideas. When you work with a top-level virtual assistant company, your VA is a business-grade resource: he or she works regularly with small businesses and entrepreneurs, and she understands the many hats you wear.

She also knows how to wear a few of those important hats herself. She has expertise in the fields you require, be they social media or logistics or accounting or human resources. Your VA can be your right-hand woman – a truly trusted team-member who knows how to get things done.

The beauty of the entrepreneur-business VA relationship is the trust that comes from working with someone with a proven track record. With implicit trust comes relief – confidence in the fact that your virtual assistant will research, plan and implement as you would. So you can dream big and plan success, without having to enact each detail yourself.

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Updated on November 1st, 2022

About the author: Sandra Lewis is the Founder and CEO of Boldly. She's passionate about helping Businesses, Organizations and Executives increase productivity and move their work forward with the right skills and resources. Setting an example of the efficiencies gained working remotely, she’s been leading her entire team on a virtual basis for the past decade.