With all the things we are motivated to do as small business owners, this one question is the root of them all. How do we inspire others in our business? As service industry business owners, we encourage others to get better at what they do. Learn to streamline their business. Help them take action in what they want in their business or life. We are in essence leading them to success. Inspiring others is the most impactful way we can help others to make a change in their lives.
Knowing this, before you start the new year, ponder this question: How have I inspired others to make a change this year? Do you have a clear answer? Did you see a transformation in yourself this year that influences others to make a change?
While change can be powerful, we can not force others to make a change, but through our actions, we can show them that change is good and hopefully inspire them to make their change.
Can you answer “yes” to this question? Even if we can’t see the actual transformation before our eyes, we have made a difference in other’s lives.
If you can’t see how you inspire others or want to help them to change their business even more, here are ways to guide them.
- Help each client be accountable to their business. There are many business owners who want to give the tasks away and be done with it. That isn’t healthy. I like to remind them regularly that they ultimately are responsible for their business and the direction it is going. I am here to assist and streamline the process. That is all.
- Treat your clients kindly. Kindness and compassion helps them realize you are there to assist them not to judge them for what they are doing.
- Listen intently. Clients want to know that you understand their situation, so listening intently will go a long way.
- Keep Clients informed. If you are a virtual assistant, you may never see your customers. Letting them know what you are doing when you are doing it goes a long way. I prefer to email my clients a schedule at the end of the month for the next month on the dates I will be working on their project. It helps me be more transparent, and it helps them to know when I am in need of their content or material.
For me, my goal is always to inspire clients and readers through showing and helping them succeed in their businesses and assist them to organize their lives through DIY organizing and easy recipes.
I hope this helps you think about how to help your client in the new year.
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