Today I had afternoon tea with Nick Cohen of PCRepair. Nick was (as ever!) immaculately turned out in a very smart suit. I was wearing a pair of jeans and a tunic top with purple magic mushrooms on it. Nick wasn’t offended at all, as he is well aware of my corporate mission, from way back when I started the business: I want to wear jeans to the office every day.
But it got me thinking about how we define success in our businesses. For some businesses they measure profit by:
- how many people they employ
- what their turnover is
- the prestige of their clients
But amongst virtual assistant businesses, success seems to be measured by creating a work:life balance. I’m pretty sure I don’t fall into that category, being a complete workaholic! A rather more worrying trend are the numbers of people who are writing books or selling training on the basis of being “a successful virtual assistant” when they haven’t been trading very long and probably don’t have that much experience.
So what do you think makes a “successful virtual assistant” and who is allowed to call themselves one?
(and hopefully the comments are all working thanks to the wonderful Sally Walker, who insists she isn’t a VA at all!! LOL!)