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.
As you’ve previously learned how to define your master list of tasks (Article – Part I), let us now take a further look at how we can manage and track such tasks.
There are many ways to manage and track lists of tasks, all depending on what is going to best suit your needs or temperament. Here are some ideas to get started with your task management mission.
Is it possible to need a Virtual Assistant (VA) for a matter other than business needs?
We normally think of Virtual Assistants as personnel needed to accomplish business requests on a small or large-scale basis, but what if you needed someone to help you with the “smaller things in life”?
…“Did I Make the Right Decision?”
If this sounds familiar, then maybe the following tips will prevent you from saying just that.
If so, maybe a Virtual Assistant is your ticket to the Gold.
(oh yes we did…still riding the Olympic fever!!)
Are you at a point in your business where you just can’t get it all accomplished in a day, a week, a month, or even by the end of the year? You look at your desk, your task lists, your calendar, and you just see piles of paper, endless mark-ups on post it notes, and pretty much the words “still needs to be completed” on everything?
If so, you may just need to start thinking about which priorities you are able to get done yourself, and which can be handed off to someone else. Here’s what you can do to begin this process: