For the last week I’ve had no cell phone connection. Yes, really! I signed a contract with a company and wanted to migrate from my network to another as reception on my existing network was non-existent and unfortunately it all fell apart. The migration was not successful and at the moment I have an account I can’t use and a number that’s floating around the network that hasn’t been ported. It’s all rather complicated, boring and immensely frustrating. Have you ever been bounced around 3 different companies and spent hours on the phone with very little outcome? This got me thinking!
It is soooooooo important as V.A.’s to be connected! What do I mean?
- Are you part of a network group and connecting with other V.A.’s and like-minded people?
- Do you stay in contact with your clients on a regular basis? Do they feel the connection between themselves and you as a V.A.? By this I mean do you phone them or send cards on birthdays, do you send them regular updates on progress in your business, do you phone to say “hello”? Being connected to each other is so important and especially for your clients. Emails are good and well but we need to connect with our clients on a personal level (in my opinion).
- Do you have a higher power that you connect to? When the chips are down who do you go to for advice and support? It could be your pet rock or a fav’rite wall (did you see the movie Shirley Valentine?), or it could be your spiritual advisor or counsellor.
These two points were added in after I wrote my blog – they are so important so I am listing them separately.
- Do you connect to your friends & family or are you too busy to phone or drop them a line. No amount of work can make up for not connecting with people that care for you and love you.
- Most important of all: do you make time to connect with yourself? Do you spoil yourself from time to time and do the things that make you happy or are you too busy pleasing your clients?
Connection, connection, connection … I have never been more aware of being connected as I am right now. I would like to challenge you to go somewhere without your cell phone even for a day! It is so weird, it’s creepy. I even found myself using a payphone. I wondered why I was being blessed by not having a cell phone and here is the answer below:
Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected. Remember the old days when you had eye contact during a conversation? When everyone wasn’t looking down at a device in their hands? We’ve become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us. Regina Brett
See you on line,