Why put yourself under more stress than you need? You’re going to have a baby, and that’s wonderful, congratulations. But there is a problem, right? You’ve just started your Virtual Assistant Biz, found out you were expecting and landed your first client all within the last 6-months, and at this point, you don’t know how much time you’re going to have off. Your major concerns are how you’re going to juggle everything, how much notice should you give your client, how long should you have off and a million what ifs.
Below are 7 things you can do that will help you relax, stress less, keep the faith and take as much time as you need.
Client – Babies And You – How To Plan Your Business
Trying to work out how you will go about sorting things out can be stressful and frustrating. So below, I’ve got a few suggestions that can help you get it all together, maintain control and relax into baby mode.
- You can go all baby, forget about your new client and your biz and focus on parenthood.
- You can give your client at least 3-months notice; it’s about keeping faith and trust, and not burning your bridges.
- You could find another VA to help you out while you’re on maternity leave. Check first with your client that they are happy for this to happen.
- Before having your break, you could look at preparing processes and systems for the tasks your client requires.
- If you decide to get a VA to help you and your client is fine with it, then you can pass on the processes and systems to them so they can take care of the day-to-day.
- You have 3-months to build trust with your new client that even though you’re not going to be around for a while, they know you’ve got their back.
- So when you’re ready to come back to the office, check in on a regular basis with your VA. This keeps you in touch with what’s happening, it gives you a sense of belonging and ownership and shows your client, you’re there
You don’t know, what you don’t know
You can’t plan for everything, and you shouldn’t try. It’s okay not to know what you don’t know. Kick back enjoy your time, knowing your business is still ticking away in the background because you’ve made changes during this period that suit you, your family and your client. It’s all about setting yourself up for the win.
The VA Project now has monthly coaching Q&A calls that you can join in. If you want to move your business up a notch, set it up, so it takes care of you, not you taking care of it, then I’d love to see you there. Click here to read more about how you can get ahead of the game.