Hey everyone, it’s Paula from Beyond the Maze. Today, I want to talk to you about the power of having a virtual assistant (VA) in your business to support you in doing what you love. As a virtual assistant business based in Brisbane, Australia, we primarily assist those in the Allied Health and Financial Planning sectors, but our services extend beyond that. So, let’s dive into how a VA can help you achieve your dreams. 

Embracing Your Passions: 

Last week, I was thrilled to be at the racetrack pursuing one of my greatest loves—car racing. If you follow me on social media, you know how passionate I am about it. Originally, I had planned to film this video at the track, but time slipped away, and I couldn’t find a moment to sit down and record. Nevertheless, it got me thinking about what you love to do. It doesn’t have to be business-related but think about how often you engage in activities you truly enjoy. As busy business owners, we often neglect ourselves, but leveraging our businesses as tools for pursuing our passions can make a significant difference. 

Unlocking Support: 

Lately, my coach and I have been focused on transforming my business into a tool that enables me to do what I love. Specifically, my passion lies in spending time at the racetrack, enjoying the thrill of the sport. This made me realize that to indulge in my passion more frequently, I needed support. And that’s where a virtual assistant comes in. Are there tasks in your business that are not worth your time but still need to be done? These smaller tasks, such as answering phone calls or general admin work, can easily be delegated to a VA, freeing up your time to focus on what truly matters. 

Maximizing Efficiency: 

Consider this: if you charge $100 to $200 per hour for your main service or product, spending your time on tasks that can be outsourced for a lower rate is counterproductive. By using your passion as a motivator, you’ll realize how essential it is to spend more time doing what you love. Reflect on the support you need to make this happen. A virtual assistant can assist with various aspects of your business, including bookkeeping, graphic design, marketing, and even digital marketing. It’s not limited to general admin duties. Additionally, you can even consider an online business manager (OBM) to help you grow your business and manage your team, including other VAs. 

Imagine the Freedom: 

Picture this: you’re at the racetrack, fully immersed in your passion. The best part? You don’t have to worry about checking emails, dealing with pending work, or wondering what awaits you when you return. Your virtual assistant takes care of it all, ensuring your business continues to run smoothly. Doesn’t that sound amazing? I can attest that it truly is. My exceptional team supports me in pursuing my passion, understanding that it fuels my creativity and drives business growth.  

Take the Next Step: 

If you’re ready to explore how a virtual assistant can help you do what you love, click the link below to schedule a chat with us. Together, we can discuss how a VA or an online business manager (or both) can free up your time, allowing you to embrace your passions and propel your business forward. 

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Thank you for joining me today. This is Paula from Beyond the Maze, signing off. Until next time! 

Paula Burgess - Keynote Speaker QLD Australia


Paula Burgess is the founder and director of Beyond the Maze, a virtual assistant, coach, author, keynote speaker, mum of a special needs child and a Brisbane based girl who loves fast cars!

She also provides courses and membership to support other business owners working around children with special needs.