Entrepreneurship: it’s a demanding lifestyle.

You’ve traded in the security of a traditional 9–5 because you want more. So it’s only natural that you give more as you build your business…right?

But always giving more… it takes a lot out of you and eventually, things start to suffer.

Your mental health. Your physical health. Your relationships (personal AND professional).

As the old saying goes, “you can’t pour from an empty cup”.

So how do you show up as your best self in business?

Here are my top ways to show up as your best self:

Practice Self Care

If you’re…

Team building: whether you’re just thinking about it for the first time, or you’ve already started, I’ve got the secret to bringing in the BEST people for your biz.

So many of my clients have been burned before when it comes to recruitment.

They’ve ended up with the wrong candidates and the wrong fit for their businesses.

And that means a lot of loss for them, as the business owners.

Loss of time. Loss of money. Loss of resources.

In fact, many entrepreneurs face this same problem. …

My clients call me the freedom fixer — and some say I seem to have magic powers when it comes to finding them the perfect elite VA.

But no matter how good I am, there’s one thing I can’t do (yet, anyway 😂) — I can’t give you more time.

What I CAN do though is help you make the most of the time you DO have. Which is the next best thing 😉

As the CEO of an elite VA agency, it’ll not come as a surprise that my top recommendation to boost productivity is to bring in VA…

In today’s business world, we’re constantly being told we should be hustling harder, working longer, grinding more.

But I’ve found things to be a bit different.

You don’t need to work the longest hours to make your business a success. In fact, I actively discourage it.

Last week was a school break and I decided to take the week off work so I could spend time with my girls.

We went out for lunch, enjoyed the remarkably great weather the UK is having and created memories that will last a lifetime. And now that I’m back at work? …

Elite (noun).

A select group that is superior in terms of ability or qualities to the rest of a group

What makes an elite VA?

Unsurprisingly, I get asked this question a lot. After all, I’m proud to call all of the VAs who work with Selina & Co. just that: elite.

While the dictionary definition above explains it well, there’s a lot that goes into selecting the very best of the best 🌟

As well as being known as the ‘Freedom Fixer’, I’m known for my matchmaking skills — when a client needs specialist skills to grow and scale…

Many entrepreneurs are high achievers. The drive to success seems to go hand-in-hand with the desire to achieve results and in my experience, the two often go together.

There are downsides, though, to being a serial overachiever — despite how the term might make it sound!

“I am so fed up of waking up stressed.”

These are the words of one of my clients.

😴 Tired of working all the hours in the day

😴 Tired of doing everything their biz needed by themselves

😴 Tired of never being able to get downtime

This constant level of stress leads to…

The risk of burnout for business owners is massive. Typically we’re over-achievers who set high expectations on ourselves, and we have a tendency to push ourselves too hard.

⛔ More sales

⛔ More hours

⛔ More grind

If we’re not working at 100% all the time, then are we working hard enough? 🤷‍♀️

(And I say “we” there because I’ve struggled with this in the past, too!)

But the truth is, success isn’t measured in how tired you are, or how many late nights you had sitting at your desk.

And it definitely isn’t achieved when you end up running…

With over 16 years of experience, I have more than a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to hiring a virtual assistant.

Whether you need to know the WHEN, the WHAT, the WHY or the HOW — I’ve been there, done that and I still love to wear the t-shirt! 🙌

So when I was asked if I wanted to join the amazing Jay Allyson on her podcast, The Leveraged Business: How to Earn More, Work Less, Grow Faster I jumped at the chance 💯

If you don’t know Jay, she’s the creator of the iSuccess Business Academy…

It’s not often someone will tell you that you should work less 🤔

You’re definitely not likely to hear that it’ll make you GROW your business.

I love being the bearer of great news, though. And while it sounds too good to be true, doing less really is the key to scaling and growing your biz.

There are systems and processes out there that follow this kind of principle (hello, 80/20 rule!).

But I think there’s a bit more to it than that.

Most business owners (like you) start out doing all the day-to-day tasks. Whether you’re a solopreneur, or…

One thing I hear over and over again from busy business owners is how they’d LOVE to delegate some of their workload to someone else.

There’s just one problem — they simply can’t afford it right now.

I’d question whether you can afford NOT to delegate?

Many experts agree that you can save time and make more money by mastering the art of delegating.

Let’s see exactly how it works.

👍 You’ve been running your business for long enough to know your systems and processes inside out

👍 Your clients are happy, you’re consistently earning and growing your business


Selina Johnson

Business Support Expert providing Virtual Business Support to businesses. We help with administrative, technical and creative support to free your time.

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