White sands, clear blue water, softly muted sounds of birds along the cliffs, ice cold fruit drink on one hand and the sea breeze on your face…
AND then your phone rings with your client asking why the shipment hasn’t arrived yet. AND your 50 new emails from suppliers, clients and sales team all haven’t been answered yet. AND your alarm goes off for Junior’s piano recital at 3pm.
BUT all you want is a few more minutes to get back to your dream.
There seems to be so much that needs to be done to get your business going.
But there’s so little time! And so much competition!
There are people and entities that are capable and more than willing to help you get your job off to a good start, and follow up on those clients when there seems to be not enough hours in your day.
The world is evolving is such a fast pace that we all cannot afford to get left behind. Establishing connections with people from across the world has never been as easy as it is now. And for sure, ways by which to make it easier is underway.
Start from getting some help – getting someone to help understand where you’re coming from and will be a partner in your vision for your success. While you want to have it all, you can’t do it by yourself.
Finding someone to help, who has the competence, skill, mindset and understanding is tricky. And quality often comes at a steep price. So again, you feel like you’re back at square one.
There is a very delicate balance between cost, price and profit. As business owners, on one hand, you want to serve your client’s needs by offering a price that is affordable, and a product with quality at par with the finest. On the other hand, you want to serve your needs by making sure your cost is low, to make sure you gain a decent profit without sacrificing quality of product and service.
See? Very delicate.
High profit and low price SHOULD NEVER BE EQUAL TO low quality.
One smart solution to business dilemmas such as sourcing quality products at low cost is LOCATION. Same product, same quality but different source = different prices. The downside to this is stereotyping. If one sees a product coming from a place with a notion of producing low quality goods, the likelihood of sourcing from that place is low. If we however, keep an open mind and test products, skills and services carefully and patiently, we will eventually hit a goldmine. Help and assistance with quality comes from the least expected places. Perhaps diamonds from coal and gold from dirt?
Making life easier for you does not mean giving up on your dreams to run a profitable business. Nor does it mean making do with whatever first thing you come across, or whoever is nearest you. Somewhere, in some part of the world, someone is best suited to partner with you and help achieve your goals.
Geographic boundaries are no longer hindrances to connect with those skillsets and wisdoms you need for your career. No longer do we feel trapped within our little worlds, and narrow understandings of how things are done. And racial differences are evened out and opportunities are shared more equitably.
Virtual assistants from developing countries, for example, who have acquired knowledge, education and training at par with the world’s best – are given the same chances to prove that they can help make life better for CEOs of the Western world. A very even two-way street that erases prejudice, helps businesses succeed and creates a very meaningful relationship both ways.
What then is the key to having it all, for all of us?
We can’t do it all by ourselves. Keeping informed and open minded to the strengths and skills of others are the keys to having your cake, and eating it too.
About Pepper Virtual Assistants
Pepper Virtual Assistant Services is a business solutions firm that specializes on administrative assistance, customer support, CRM, copywriting, and personal virtual assistance. We take pride in our reliable service and responsive client handling which embodies our team’s optimal performance.