How a Virtual Assistant can put a little pep in your Step, Part 3.
This post will be short and sweet.
Spending more time with your Friends, Family and Yourself is good for you. You probably even want to do it, but you don’t have the time.
How much time do we need? Let’s focus on freeing up 2 hours per day. If we fall short of our goal even by half, who cares, that’s 5 hours freed up per week. Assuming you only work 5 days and we know Realtors do work more.
If you do hit your goal of working 2 hours less per day, that’s 10 hours per week saved.
That equals out to 2 lunch dates with your souse + 2 play dates with your daughters or boys + 1 Monday night NFL game out with the boys. You get the idea. Let’s just call it 10 more hours of actual life per week.
I don’t need to sell you on the benefits of a lunch out with your spouse (you know how happy that will make them). How about fathers spending more time with their daughters?
Check this out this book called Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters. The premise is that fathers are the ones who influence their daughter’s growth most. – A MUST read for fathers of daughters.
There are hidden benefits of spending time with friends too. Click here to read more on that.
So how do we achieve this using a VA? I would recommend writing down on a worksheet, what you do throughout the day today.
And here is a great delegation quiz for you as well. – Delegation Sheet
Delegation is the secret sauce.
Take notice of what only you can do and what can be handed off. Most of us – Including myself, only do 2-4 hours of actual high impact work everyday, on a good day. The rest is wasted time.
As you get into this practice of logging your tasks and what you do, start reviewing it in the mornings. Think about what your day would look like if you just spent the morning delegating and handing things off that you normally do yourself.
This process of delegation is awkward in the beginning but practice does make perfect. It will not be long before you get the hang of this process, so stick with it. It will pay major dividends for you soon.
Most people I talk with say to me, “I don’t know what a VA can actually do.” That is the wrong question to be asking though.
The question to ask is – “What can’t my VA do?” Assuming they can’t do much is just an easy way out from taking the time to train and delegate.
Fun Fact: Did you know that Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric spent up to half of his days just following up with his staff? It seemed to work well for him. His quote, “You build the best team, you win”.
I will take his word for it. During his 20-year tenure, he increased GE’s company value by 4,000%. Not too shabby.
Spending the first hour or two of your morning delegating off to your Virtual Assistant can and will save you all the time you need to put that pep in your step.
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