SDH 170: Escaping the Cubicle and Gaining Your Freedom with Molly Rose Daly
Would you refer to your current job as soul sucking? Are you plotting your escape everyday but have yet to take action?
After giving the corporate the shot after shot, and never finding fulfillment or excitement in her job, today's guest Molly Rose Daly had finally had enough. She had dreams of traveling and living life at her own pace, with work being able to follow her. She found this fit as a virtual assistant for clients ranging from high-end speakers, authors, course creators, and everything in between.
Being in the profession for the past few years now, she has mastered the various tasks, mind, and skillsets needed as a VA and has created the Academy for Virtual Assistants to teach others who are looking for an escape from the monontony of the corporate world, or just want a side job that makes decent pay, and is flexible with their schedule.
A tip she suggests when brainstorming your role as a VA is only providing services that you want to do. The beauty of being a VA is being able to tailor your work, and if you find yourself stuck doing a task or project you hate, you've lost an aspect that makes being your own boss great. She also recommends protecting yourself with contracts, and being transparent when communicating with clients to create a clear understanding of what you expect from the business relationship, and establishing honesty for a productive work environment.
Listen in for more tips on how to become a VA and more on how Molly stumbled into the profession and grew her business!
In this episode you will...
- Learn what you want to bring to the table as a virtual assistant
- Find ways to get paid by learning an online program and offering your knowledge and skills in that program to other budding entrepreneurs
- Start to invest in yourself so you can be more knowledgeable and better your business
- Figure out how to split your energy between clients so you don't become drained
- Know how to be effective and productive in managing the day-to-day tasks
- Begin to work in your business as opposed to on your business
"When you're working on the business, you're not necessarily bringing in income yet. So it's happeningbut the start up for launching a business is expensive, so you're not really reaping the financial benefits. But what is exciting there is the community you're building and the people and all the change and service that you're providing." -Molly Rose Daly
"Providing value everyday...giving away free tutorials...helping without the expectation of people buying. Just providing service and helping others...I want people to be able to escape the way I did..." -Molly Rose Daly
"Mentally I've grown the most because I've focused so much on making my shell and my mind as strong as it can be. At the end of life...You're the only asset that you have. So you should be enjoying what you want to do...learning as much as you can if...traveling as much as you want...[and] taking care of yourself. I got out of the hamster wheel of going to work everyday...and now I'm in this completely different mindset of just enjoying my days." -Molly Rose Daly
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