If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Girl with Snowboard GogglesLet me tell you about my (lack of) snowboarding skills.  When I was a younger gal, my room mate and I decided we were going to take up snowboarding.  So one weekend off we drove to a mini-mountain, rented snow-boards and proceeded to spend the day torturing ourselves in the snowy hills.

The moment we were dumped by the chairlift and landed in a tangled heap should have been my first clue that this was not going well.  I then spent about 15 seconds snowboarding down the slopes…followed by 30 seconds of backwards snowboarding while screaming in fear and about 3 minutes of skidding star-fish style down the mountain with a mouthful of powder.

The scenario was repeated over-and-over-and-over throughout the afternoon until we finally returned the death boards and limped back to the car.  I thought that was probably the end of my torture but NOOOOoooooo!  It continued for days afterward with every bone in my body aching from the falls and the strained muscles and the humiliating memories.  Even my hair hurt.

Needless to say – I never, ever went snow boarding again.  And I never will.  To this day, I suck at snowboarding.

My room mate, on the other hand, decided to try again.  She went – almost every weekend – back to that hill.  She ended up purchasing snowboarding equipment and becoming an expert.  Today she’s awesome.  She is an absolutely wicked-amazing-incredible-fabulous snow-boarder.

Take a little moment and think about how this same scenario applies to your business.  As we start our VA practices, things can be tough and scary.  You might even feel like you’re skidding down a slippery slope totally out of control.  But are you going to give up?  Or are you going to keep picking yourself up, refocusing,  and trying again?

Do whatever it takes to become a  wicked-amazing-incredible-fabulous Virtual Assistant.




About the Author

Hi - I'm Lisa McDonell, a Virtual Assistant who shows other women how to launch and grow their own online business, make money from home and have a fun and supportive Virtual Assistant Lifestyle.

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