Running a small business can often feel like you’re in constant high-productivity mode. There is continually something you need to do, and even in your downtime, you find your mind racing toward that never-ending to-do list. Can you relate?
The truth is, while it may feel like that constant ‘busyness’ feels like work, most of the time, it’s not the peak productivity you need to take your business to new heights. So, yes, there is a difference.
Below we share how virtual assistants can boost productivity all-round.
If you’ve been going solo on this entrepreneurship journey, chances are the only person you’re accountable to is yourself. Initially, this sounds great, but soon enough, you realise it could become your downfall. No more moving deadlines out, procrastinating, or simply shrugging off the tasks that don’t excite you.
Bringing a virtual assistant on board means working with someone else to get things done. It’s as simple as that. You may think that your VA is accountable to you (which is true), but it’s a two-way street.
This accountability will help you prioritise tasks, optimise time, and ultimately, get more done.
One of the key skills virtual assistants bring to the table is the ability to wrangle a calendar, objectively making calls on what is most deserving of your precious time. No feelings involved. Having your calendar managed by someone that is not you will do wonders for what you can do in a day.
An efficient VA will even go beyond that, and schedule your follow-ups, make sure you attend all your appointments on time, and open up some time for leisure and non-work time.
There are those of us who function best in chaos, preferring an “organised mess” over being actually organised. We hate to break it to you, but sooner or later, that mess may just catch up with you.
Virtual assistants are here to take that mess and turn it into a system that works best for you and your business. Having your tasks organised in a particular way may take a while to adapt to, but in no time, you will notice and appreciate the results of it. Furthermore, once your tasks and projects are streamlined, it will open up time for you to pour into peak productivity items like strategy and business development.
Remember, there is only so much time in a day, and we’re just human, trying to make the most of those 24 hours. Of course, you can break your back trying to optimise your time, but the healthier option is enlisting the services of a virtual assistant.
AVirtual is proud to offer experienced virtual assistants who are part of a culture and support team that is focused on employee retention, motivation, and wellbeing. From the experience of our clients, this shows in the work they do. Try one for yourself for free to see just how worthwhile a virtual assistant is.