So you have made that hard decision and you have taken your first steps towards becoming a grand entrepreneur. Without a doubt, to many of your employees, friends and industry peers, you are quite the superhero.
Superheroes have super strengths, and that’s what makes them invincible, but also, they have crippling weaknesses. Superman is reduced to a baby when faced with kryptonite, Spiderman’s weakness is love, and Batman seems to hate clowns. Perhaps you are like me, not very tech-savvy, and you need time to understand all the systems that help bring your business to a point of perfect synergy. This is where you begin looking deep within yourself for answers. Yes, you need a secret weapon in order to keep up with competition.
Most successful business people admit to having a secret weapon; that one entity that helps them to become better organized through the saving of time. We take care of the things that take time away from you. Hurdles along the way that slow you down. Hurdles?
Yeah, like those small admin tasks that take just 5 minutes to do, but when you stack them high they demand hours out of your work day. I do not think that you can afford to lose that much time! The superhero life demands mobility and the ability to go anywhere and attend to any call. In the business world, mobility means productivity, which means growth and income. Delegating work is a key to success. Having a virtual assistant as a sidekick keeps you focused on the game at hand, winning!
When thinking about getting a secret weapon, think also about the tasks that you would rather outsource to part-time assistants. Perhaps you might want to outsource your email filtering and management, setting up automatic responders, call answering, appointment management, file management, database management and compilation, personal errand, flights, hotel, travel, conferences. Meeting minutes, writing memos and reports, social media, blogs and customer service.
Sounds like a lot? Yep, that’s how much you have to work through during your workday if you do not find virtual assistance.