We all start somewhere, and for me when I first started out as a Virtual Assistant, I picked up a task working as an associate for another more established Virtual Assistant.
We are still in touch today and only last week, we were laughing at how much time had gone by since I worked with her. I am so grateful to her for giving me the chance to work with her.
But what did I do?
A client of hers had asked her to find a house in Folkestone, in Kent as she was re-locating out of London.
This is why I was contacted as I live in Kent and she knew I had been working within the Property field.
I was introduced to the client and once I had all the details, I was off!
Liaising with estate agents, meticulously searching for properties to fit the client’s brief and I was determined to show the lead VA that I could find the client what she wanted!
However, finding a house where the windows were at particular points in the building (angles were given to me!), was proving a little tricky as no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t move the windows!
Even to this day, I haven’t had quite an exact brief like that one. But the customer is always right – aren’t they?
Do you know what, I managed it! I found the house she loved and she moved in. I co-ordinated her moving out of London and into the house she had wanted in Folkestone, and I believe she still lives there.
Whilst on the phone to the more established VA recently, I admitted that I should have continued with my VA journey then, as at the time, I was working with property professionals and although I enjoyed it, looking back, I do wish I would have carried on but if there is one thing I have learnt being an entrepreneur, it is that we don’t know, what we don’t know.
I go easy on myself these days too, as ‘wishing’ we had done this, that and the other, serves no one. In fact, I wrote an article about ‘Being our own Cheerleader’, read it here
If you have had any situations like these, what did you learn, now you can look back, let me know, I would love to hear from you, drop me an email on [email protected]