Do you ever forget you’re not your own audience? Here are 5 ways to remind yourself it’s not about you, so you can keep your focus where it should be: on your customers!
Delegating counts as a superpower because it’s hard to do, especially for the type of driven, dynamic, self-motivated people who go into business for themselves. At the same time, when your power is only as great as your ability to do productive work, the inability to delegate can turn you into your own arch-nemesis, draining your power, and putting your productivity at risk.
What if you had to write your own performance review, for the work you do on behalf of your business–not your clients’ businesses, but yours? How would it read? Answer these 5 questions to find out if you’re doing as well as your own employee as you are as your own boss.
How many “small” tasks does it take to make one BIG problem? The answer might surprise you… I just finished reading this article about Cheryl Yeoh, a busy entrepreneur and founder of ReclipIt, who recently hired a Virtual Assistant to help her handle a slew of seemingly “small” personal tasks she just couldn’t get to because she was too busy …
The key to delegating work to a Virtual Assistant, and to hiring the right one, is understanding what you really need from them! Set your own expectations in order to succeed!
When interviewing a Virtual Assistant, assess whether it serves you better to hire a task-doer, or a partner, and if it’s the latter, ask the right questions to find someone who cares about your long-term success, perhaps even someone whose own success as a VA depends upon the quality of the relationship you’ll build together. Virtual needn’t mean “temporary.”
Working with a Virtual Assistant can save you time and money, and can add experience, skill and perspective to your team, but getting the most out of the relationship takes planning on your part as well.
Do you need a Virtual Assistant? If you are a small to medium-sized business or solopreneur, chances are, you do!