The first time I heard the statement “I serve at the pleasure of the President” was on West Wing back in the early 2000’s. When I started my Virtual Assistant Services business, I thought about that statement and realized it represented the way I work with my clients.
I know a lot of things, I have a lot of experience, and I have a lot of advice to offer on what you should do and how you should do it, but in the end what I do for your business is what you want me to do.*
When we begin work, I learn from a client what they want to achieve, I tell them what I think the best way is to achieve it, and we come to consensus of how to move forward that works for everyone involved.
*If we find we have views that are so greatly different from one another we can’t come to agreement, then we should not be working together.