You may be thinking: What does flexible thinking have to do with my career as a Virtual Assistant?
Flexible thinking means that you’re able to see things in different ways. You’re open to new perspectives and you’re willing to use different options to solve problems. It means you generate alternatives to render the best result.
Being a problem solver is an important component of successful Virtual Assistants. High-paying clients want to work with Virtual Assistants who can figure out a solution on their own without relying on an answer from the client. They want someone who is adaptable.
The Harvard Business Review suggests that adaptability gives companies the competitive advantage, but it also gives you an advantage as a Virtual Assistant.
Being a flexible thinker heightens your problem-solving skills as a Virtual Assistant because you have an adaptable:
You understand there’s not just one way of doing something. So, if something doesn’t work the first time, you can adapt your approach to figure out a method that does work. You’re able to come up with new strategies or options that can increase your productivity as well as your clients’.
Consideration of Clients’ Needs
As a Virtual Assistant, you often receive directives, changes, and new ideas from clients constantly. Changes and projects that need more immediate attention can pop up at any moment. And, you have multiple clients with different needs filling your inbox with information numerous times throughout the day.
Flexible thinking allows you to adjust your thinking to fit particular clients. Your response to situations and how you handle those situations will depend on the client. You’re able to anticipate what will work for one client, and that can be completely different for each client you work with.
You know that there are multiple ways to solve a problem. As a flexible thinker, you able to generate many ideas to best meet your clients’ needs. Moreover, a flexible thinker doesn’t accept the status quo. Instead, you strive to find the best and most efficient way of doing something – even if your previous method works. As a flexible thinker, you keep pushing, adapting, and learning to find the best result.
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