In ‘Three Cups of Tea’ I was fairly critical of the military. And I mentioned that they’re laptop warriors and there’s no boots on the ground. But I can say now that they’ve gone through a tremendous learning curve.
The above has nothing to do with Virtual Assistants but two little words struck home; “laptop warriors”. I think those two words sum up Virtual Assistants (V.A.’s) perfectly!
Not sure about you (and please would love to hear from you in the comments boxes) but I have experienced an EXTREME learning curve this week and really do feel like a laptop warrior. Getting to grips with new skills and programs is quite an experience especially if you are the wrong side of 50!!!
Here are some thoughts about Laptop Warriors:
Warriors support one another. Following on from last week, we NEED support and/or mentorship. It is impossible to do this business by yourself.
Warriors go into battle with a battle plan. As V.A.’s we need plans in place; Marketing plans, Business plans, Action plans, etc.
Warriors respect the chain of command. As V.A.’s we need to respect our chains of command. The people we work with and ultimately for as they pay our invoices are our clients and we need to respect them.
Warriors fight until they are wounded or worse. As V.A.’s we need to keep fighting our fight otherwise we go out of business. The more you fight, the better you become at it and the easier it is. Gary Player, the famous South African golfer said: “the more I practise, the luckier I get”.
Warriors have to cope with unplanned situations. V.A.’s cope with unplanned situations constantly, some good and some not so good.
I could go on and on, but I think you have the general idea.
Here’s to “LAPTOP WARRIORS”!!!!! As a friend said to me and I say to you: “are you a “wArrior” or a “wOrrier”?
See you on line,