The questions keep rolling in since announcing the Online Business Manager Certification, here is another one that i’m asked quite often:
“I’d like to become an Online Business Manager, how do I know if i’m ready?”
I really love this question for the simple fact that it is a reflection of those who are asking it – someone who wants to make sure that the role of OBM is a good fit for them vs. just jumping into it willy-nilly (which is NOT a good idea!)
So how do you know if you are ready?
Or, perhaps you are a business owner who has a virtual assistant or someone else on your team who you suspect may be a great OBM for you… how do you know if they are ready?
If this is a question you are considering, I invite you to take the Online Business Manager Readiness quiz – download a copy of the quiz here.
Those of you who have read the book Becoming an Online Business Manager will remember this quiz from page 31 – if you haven’t taken it already set aside a few moments to do so now.
I invite you to consider this – the most important aspect of being ready is so much more about the ‘inner game’ than it is about skills and experience.
Does this sound like you?
“I stay calm in the middle of confusion and chaos, and will naturally take charge to fix a situation when conflict arises.”
“I thrive on the challenge of being thrown into new (and sometimes uncertain) situations.”
If you can say a resounding yes to these (and the many other) statements in the quiz, then you have a pretty strong foundation to build on.
Remember that the skills of the OBM can be taught (which we will be doing via the Certification Training that starts in 2 weeks) and experience will come over time.
But your inner conviction, excitement and dedication to the role is what *really* counts.
With that, all things are possible in the wide-world of becoming an Online Business Manager. 😉