Well… the computer man came knocking on my door the other day. Not someone you like to see there either!!
As I have been building my business the past two years I have added more and more resources to my business. And as a Virtual Assistant (VA) my business is pretty much my computer and eventually when you keep adding to it, you run out of virtual space.
This happened to me last week. I started getting little errors that there was not enough memory to run my program and to shut some windows. Eeeks! You didn’t have to tell me twice! Even though I have two backup systems, my biggest fear is a ‘computer crash’.
I immediately sent an email to my ‘Tech Department’, a great guy named Chris. I explained what was happening and what I needed all the while looking to the future. He sent me a list of what I should look at buying and the reasons why. I picked up the items, dropped them off and in a few days I had my new computer.
Upgrading is something many people need to think about doing with respect to their professional life as well. I have been taking several courses over the past year to improve my skills. I do this for the same reasons I upgraded my computer. In many cases, as hard as it seems – changing and upgrading may be necessary for growth. Sometimes life can zip by so fast that you cannot imagine taking time out of your day for a class or a seminar. What you really need to remember is what the upgrade can ultimately do for you? How can learning those new skills help you and in turn, help your business.
Is it your Time to Upgrade? Think about what you are really missing by stopping your growth…