The VITAl MOTHER Program is OPEN for Enrollment! Are You Ready to Launch + Lead Your Own Group Program?

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Let's talk about your shift into receiving MORE — more income, more impact, more fulfillment — all of it. 



(If that triggers you, I understand, because statements about 'receiving MORE' still trigger me sometimes).



I know what it’s like to slowly and steadily build a community online, but not be making any money through my efforts. 



I know what it’s like to be focusing on all the things the experts say to focus on, but again, not be seeing any direct financial results.



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My first ‘launch’ was of a $9 digital product I created called ‘The VMAP’ and, you may or may not remember that. 

Actually if you do, respond to this and let me know who you are because that’s incredible and I want to say hi. 



What I was saying about not seeing the results yet: at some point, you need to give yourself ultimate permission to be the CREATRIX — the Creatrix of products and offerings you LOVE (products and offerings that solve immediate problems, mind you). 



Then, you need to get those products and offerings to people who’re READY FOR THEM NOW. 

What’s it take? Is it really that hard? What do you have to do? 

Here’s what you CAN’T do:

🔹You can’t continue to avoid the inspired nudges of your Soul. 

🔹You can’t continue to work around the big scary next step. 

🔹You can’t continue to dawdle. I don’t think I have used the word dawdle in one single post, ever. Here’s to firsts. 



🔹You can’t continue to let your perfectionism and procrastination WIN (it’s distracting you from your confidence and your self-worth, isn’t it)? 



At what point will you DECIDE that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH — that waiting is costing you years, money, opportunities, memories with your loved ones, and your growth?



At what point will you DECIDE that it matters less what your family / friends / colleagues think about you and MORE what you think about yourself when you wake up and feel the feelings of ‘holy sh*t I am doing it, I am going for this, I am in alignment with my heart and my life’. 



At what point will you decide that you’re DONE with your own excuses?

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I mean, you know logically and conceptually, that you CAN do this — you CAN create a program that becomes a product that you can then sell repeatedly. A program that gets your students and clients results, without you needing to be physically present in real-time. 

And then, you can go on to create EVEN MORE. 



The sky is the limit. Oh wait, no, there is no limit. 



But there is only no limit when you’re not working against yourself anymore — and when all of you is on board. 

What’s it going to take? To get all of you ON BOARD?



THE VITAL MOTHER PROGRAM IS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT.

The goal: to facilitate your first (or next) five-figure group program launch (work smart now, so you can have more time freedom and flexibility when you need it the most). 

The mission beneath the goal: to help you create a life that’s more supportive of your cyclical nature as a woman

 (you're not meant to *always* be working, you know?) 

You ready? 

You done with the fear and perfectionism and procrastination?

Get all the details and apply here: www.jillian-anderson.com/vital-mother-program

We're starting NEXT WEEK! 

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  • map (and start to magnetize) your ideal support system with one of my favorite exercises (SO YOU CAN SHIFT INTO TRULY THRIVING)

  • get instant insight on doing work and motherhood on your own terms 

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Your First (or Next) Virtual Assistant

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Whether you’re ready to hire a VA (like yesterday) or are intending to hire one in the near future, this post will help you to prepare well. It’s also going to save you from hiring someone who is not really a good fit for you and your needs.

A few weeks ago a girlfriend posted asking for advice about hiring her first VA, and then a former client of mine asked me about the hiring process, and I knew it was time to write this so that more women could benefit from it.

So, if you need to hire help in growing your business and body of work, and you want to do it well the first time around, let’s dive right in:

1. Don’t Hire a Shadow VA (I Repeat: DON’T Hire a Shadow VA).

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Have you ever heard of the term ‘shadow artist’ by artist and author Julia Cameron? If not, here’s the skinny: a shadow artist is an artist in hiding — an artist that hangs around other artists but doesn’t make her own art. In some ways, she denies her gifts (and what she really wants for herself), while she unconsciously fills a void by hanging around others that are doing the work she wants to do.

Look, there are virtual assistants who do NOT want to be virtual assistants, floating around everywhere in the online space. VA work is a means to an end for them. Like, they don’t actually want to take tasks and to-do’s off your plate, they’d rather be in your shoes. Usually it goes something like this: someone who wants to be running her own visionary or mission-based business says, “let me work for someone who is doing what I want to do so I can learn from them while I grow.”

And while the desire to work for someone who is doing what you want to do might seem innocent and even intelligent, in my honest opinion, it quickly becomes a conflict of interest. 



Here’s the thing: as someone who LOVES to pass off the not so exciting tasks and to-do’s to someone else, I can tell you that the energy exchange between you and the VA is everything. You DO NOT want to feel like you’re burdening someone with the tasks you’re assigning to them. NO. You want to feel excited to give them the tasks, and you want to feel that they receive them with arms wide open.

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I know, I know, it IS strange (to me at least) that some people actually want to handle things like customer service, scheduling emails, setting up automations, handling client care, sending agreements, setting up opt-in pages, tracking data etc. etc. but trust me, those people DO exist and they are a total joy to work with, because you feel GREAT giving them those tasks.

What I want to help you avoid here is a) holding back the tasks and to-do’s you most need help with because you feel the person on the receiving end of said tasks is annoyed or not excited by them and b) getting into a short term work scenario in which the VA soon decides that she needs to up-level and step into her vision.

While you will want to cheer her on (rightfully so) you’ve just spent your precious energy and time training her, and now you’ll need to start over with someone new.

My fool-proof method for vetting out the shadow VAs? Ask each VA you interview a series of questions that helps you to see their big vision for themselves and their life. If their genius zone and vision for themselves doesn’t involve working on a team for you, or for someone like you, they’re not the right person for the job. Next! 


The second mistake to avoid when hiring a VA is…

2. Not Knowing What You Need (Very Specifically) Before Hiring.

Make a list of exactly what you’ll be delegating, before you start looking for someone.

What are the programs and apps you need this person to be proficient in? What tasks will you be sending to them? What are you MOST excited about taking off your plate? Keep a piece of paper near your computer or work space, and every time you catch yourself doing something you don’t really feel is the BEST use of your time, write it down. You can go back later and categorize some of these tasks or ‘energy leaks’.

Think of this as you getting clear with the Universe. You’re like, “Hey God, hey Universe, I need a supportive person to help me with my mission.” If you’re not clear on what the person will need to help you with, you’re not going to know how to choose the best fit for you, when you start the hiring process (even though you’re highly intuitive, clarity on this is still so vital).

This leads right into the third mistake to avoid…



3. Hiring Without Assigning a Test Project 



It’s not only vital that you know what tasks and to-do’s this person can take off your plate. It’s also vital that you get to know who they are. Their energy and their vibe matters. You’re going to be working closely with this person, you know? You want it to be an uplifting and supportive match. This is why I recommend having a ‘trial period’ through a test project. After the project, if you’re happy with the way it went, you can officially bring them on board. 

The test project will help you determine things like:

  • Can they communicate openly, clearly, and effectively?

  • Are they late to meetings?

  • Do they make excuses, or do they own their shortcomings and mistakes?

  • Are they happy?

  • Do they have a problem solving mindset? 
Do they gossip?

  • Do they take pride in their work?


  • Are they so bogged down by 100 clients that they bring stress into your business and creative space?

You won’t know the answers to these questions until you get started on a project together. Make an agreement to start with a test project (you of course pay them for this) and at the end of the project you can determine if you want to bring them on board, fully. 



Which leads me to ONE more mistake I want you to avoid…


4. Hiring Someone Who Doesn’t Take The Initiative 



You’re already busy. You have enough on your plate. The last thing you need is someone asking you step by step instructions on how to do something that they can easily google or find the answer for in a forum somewhere. Hire someone who can receive a task, and figure that sh*t out for you, without you needing to be super involved.



If you loved this and found it helpful, leave me an emoji in the comments below.

And, if you’ve started the process of hiring a VA leave me a ‘1’ in the comments, and if you’re ready to get started (especially after reading this) leave me a ‘2’. 



Big Love,



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WANT MORE?

Go From Overwhelmed to On-Point with Your Purpose Work with the Deeply Supported Mother Workbook

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If you want to:

  • identify what needs to come off your plate NOW

  • map (and start to magnetize) your ideal support system with one of my favorite exercises (SO YOU CAN SHIFT INTO TRULY THRIVING)

  • get instant insight on doing work and motherhood on your own terms 

  • take the next-level action steps you’ve been avoiding

Then, this is for you. Download it below for instant access.