It’s every entrepreneur’s worst nightmare. Drowning in a sea of tasks with absolutely no end in sight. As the deadlines creep up and the to-do list gets longer, it may be time to consider hiring a personal assistant to lift the load and take some of the most demanding tasks off your shoulders. Freeing up time allows you to focus on other areas of your business that may ultimately generate more revenue and grow your business.

So, besides the above-mentioned points, why do you need a personal assistant to elevate business growth?

 

A Personal Assistant helps keeps you on track and focused 

 

Consider your personal assistant (PA) to be the organisational angel on your shoulder. Your PA can assist with your calendar management which is a mammoth task in its own right.  

Your PA can also brief you on what is expected and what needs to be accomplished for the next day. Once your day is done, they can debrief you to make sure you’re on schedule and attend to any important tasks that may have sneaked up on you during the day.

Helping you keep on track and focused is reason enough to hire a personal assistant but if you’re not convinced, keep reading.

 

A cup of coffee and a notebook with a set of goals

 

You’re able to delegate tasks

 

As your business grows, you’ll find that you won’t be able to tick everything off your to-do list. The free time you once had to be able to manage all areas of your business will start to become something of an urban legend.

Having a personal assistant means you can effectively delegate those time-consuming, tedious jobs so you can get behind other areas of your business.

 

Two women looking at a laptop learning how to delegate and why you need a personal assistant

 

Delegating may not always be as easy as it seems. It can be hard to let go. But the sooner you do, the sooner you’ll be able to reap the rewards. Being able to effectively delegate tasks to your personal assistant increases productivity, encourages creativity and improves motivation.

 

More income earning potential 

 

With all those dreary, monotonous tasks being taken off your plate, you can focus more time on other areas of business that you can create income from.

By hiring a personal assistant, you won’t be pulled in multiple directions which can be distracting. Instead, you’ll have more time available to identify opportunities, and work on existing and new strategies effectively with your team, or independently.

 

Calculator on a financial statement 

 

Great minds think alike

 

After a while, your PA will become your right-hand man (or woman) and will be able to identify your needs and thoughts before you do. Your personal assistant will become an invaluable asset to your business and will quickly begin to represent your brand as a whole.

Imagine being able to step back and have full trust that someone can run with a task without having to be constantly monitored? Hiring a PA whose mindset and values align with your own will allow you to do just that and a strong relationship will start to form.

Once that trusting relationship has formed you will be able to delegate more than you ever predicted and, who knows, perhaps you can take that sabbatical you’ve always dreamed of.

 

Man on his laptop taking a sabbatical sitting outside his tent in the desert

 

Work-life balance 

 

Too often work takes over and we are left with little to no time to focus on our lives outside of work. Managing work-life balance can help reduce stress, burnout and prioritise our well-being. It’s also important for improving our physical, emotional and mental health.

That is why you need a personal assistant to help you achieve a work-life balance to enable you to leave your work behind at the end of your day. Your PA will help you focus on the tasks that are most important and take over the rest, giving you a sense of accomplishment once you’ve closed your laptop.

Before you know it, you’ll have more time and energy to focus on spending time doing the things you love with your friends and family.

 

A family lying on the floor

 

Now that we’ve convinced you of the top five reasons why you need a personal assistant you need to make sure you hire the right one to do the job.

 Here are our top tips to ensure your assistant will help elevate business growth:

  • Hiring from a reputable company.
  • Look for previous experience.
  • Know what you’re looking for.
  • Being clear with your communication.
  • Look for someone with initiative.
  • Look for strong time management.
  • Test the waters.

 

Want to know more? Read this blog for more information on how to hire the right virtual assistant to grow your business

Say goodbye to that overwhelming, never-ending list of deadlines and say hello to larger profit margins, sustainable business growth and increased productivity. The right PA is vital for growth as an entrepreneur, they can help you achieve your life goals and are an asset to your business.

Once you have hired your personal assistant you will wonder how you ever lived without them!

 

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