Since this seems like the longest winter in all of mankind, maybe it’s time we start thinking positive about the countdown to the spring and summer months! All that I can think about right now is how I recently returned from a wonderful family vacation in Mexico (highly recommended) and how I just want to go right back! Not because I don’t love what I do, but because these frigid temperatures that we’ve experienced this year need to come to an end.
How about yourselves? Are you looking forward to fresh cut flowers and warm sunny days, or are you more stressed about what your work load is going to look like, and what tasks you will need to accomplish to stay ahead of the game? If the latter is true, you might want to consider what your options are to alleviate that stress and take some tasks off your plate in order to enjoy more of the sunshine, and appreciate the time you can spend with your family and friends.
Last month I had published some reminders on the endless benefits of hiring Virtual Assistants (VAs). If you haven’t been sold just yet, here are a few more! VAs really can make life so much easier; whether it’s for a small business, large business, or just to alleviate stress in your personal life. Check out a few more helpful pointers that might just sway your decision. Especially on days like today, when its 80 degrees and you want to get out for that hike at the lake, motorcycle ride, or even simply, a long walk with the dog.
More simple reminders on the many benefits to hiring a VA:
Earlier this year, I had written a three part series on deciding whether or not a Virtual Assistant (VA) is the right choice for your small business or possible enhancement to your personal life. The articles demonstrated how to organize your priorities into task lists, and then evaluate those priorities into categories as to which tasks would be beneficial for you to self-perform versus which could be delegated to an assistant.
From that point, I explained how to search for the most appropriate VA, whether tailored to a particular subject matter such as legal or real estate, or be able to provide a multitude of support. If you did not act on my marvelous suggestions, have no worries! There is still time to soak in the benefits of how helpful VAs are and how much easier they can make your life become.
Recently, I posted a (3) part series on deciding whether a Virtual Assistant (VA) was the best choice for your personal life or small business. I thought I would follow-up to this series and further emphasize some other activities which Virtual Assistants are very helpful with. It’s the big Q2 for most of us, and we’re heading into the nicest part of the year, summer! Hiring a VA might free up some summer time which could be better spent on family activities or just making time for you!
Have you ever worked with someone that always seemed irritated or agitated? You never know at what point they are just going to snap at you? Eventually, we find that it doesn’t take too long for that attitude to rub off on everyone else’s attitudes as well.
Hopefully by this point, you’ve realized just how demanding your lifestyle has become and that your next intelligent step would be to hire a Virtual Assistant (VA) that best fits your business needs or busy lifestyle.
In this three part series (see part 1 and part 2), we’ve learned how to create task lists of our most important (and not-so-important) duties or business related functions. These lists have been categorized into home/work/social, etc. and prioritized into those we can easily accomplish on our own and those which would be best to hand off to someone else.
Next, we learned methods to manage these task lists, from simple post-it notes all over your computer monitor, to more advanced syncing functions with your PDA. Some devices required extensive training of software applications, while others were as simple as sending personal reminder emails.
In this final segment, we’ll discuss the delegation of your tasks to a Virtual Assistant who is the best fit for your demanding lifestyle. One who can accomplish your given tasks in the most productive, cost-effective manner and will allow you to flourish in your own business and personal successes.