23 Dec 5 Reasons Why You Need a Personal Assistant
Hiring an assistant may seem like an unnecessary step for some, but there are many benefits to hiring a personal assistant. From helping to stay productive to giving you valuable free time to relax, a personal assistant not only takes care of basic tasks for you, but as your relationship grows you can trust them to handle more sensitive or important matters as well to help your life run smoothly.So, If you’re an overworked entrepreneur wondering why your to-do list always seems unfinished, look into hiring a personal assistant. It’s better to delegate smaller tasks so you can have more time and brainpower to focus on growing your business in the long-term.
Here are 5 reasons why a personal assistant is an absolute must for any successful entrepreneur.
Keeping You On Schedule
In a given day, you could have 5 meetings and 10 phone calls with people from all over the world. If you tried to keep track of all of this yourself, you would lose your mind — and likely a valuable client or two.
Having a personal assistant to help you out, makes sure you’re never double-booking yourself. You check in with your assistant each morning, so you know exactly what you have planned for the day ahead, then debrief each evening to make sure you haven’t missed anything for the next day.
While some entrepreneurs trust the tried-and-true paper planner or calendar, we suggest to rather put trust in another person. The last thing you would want is to forget a meeting with a potentially lucrative client or be an hour late to a personal function.
Delegation of Smaller Tasks
Delegation is a miracle for entrepreneurs, but one they’re often most hesitant to embrace. When you’re just starting out, you’re in control of everything. As you grow, you need to leave that mentality behind and trust others to get meaningful (yet tedious) tasks done.
While flying for a conference, you entrust your PA to pick up your freshly dry-cleaned suits, check into your flight, coordinate with your hotel across the pond and obtain all the information you’ll need to network with confidence. This way, all you need to do is call an Uber and you save your energy for the conference.
When you have an especially talented PA, one who learns your preferences over time, it’s like you’re being doubly productive.
Small tasks can add up to be a major time waster for entrepreneurs. That’s why we recommend hiring a trusted assistant to take care of things that could take you out of your flow.
Balance Personal Life
One of the reasons that entrepreneurs are so convinced about the benefits of a personal assistant is the ability to have some sort of work/life balance.
While you’re so focused on growing your empire, you do not want to do this at the cost of your family. Your trusted personal assistant would coordinate thoughtful gifts for your kids and wife, reminding you of important dates and also make several trips to the grocery store.
This way, one is able to have the entrepreneurial lifestyle and return to a happy home. A personal assistant can help you achieve that.
It’s an Investment in Yourself
While simpler entrepreneurs might see a personal assistant as an added cost, wise ones see them as an investment. By investing in a personal assistant or two, you’re able to spend more time on the things you truly want — growth, revenue and brand recognition.
Think of how much more productive you could be if you weren’t throwing away several hours a week on menial tasks? The money you would generate with that time would quickly recoup the cost of hiring a personal assistant.
Like Having Another You
This may be the biggest benefit. Over time, your PA will get to know you. Not only how you look and dress, but how you think and act. The assistant will know exactly how you take your coffee, which barista should make it, and when you want it.
By having someone with the same mindset as you, it’s like being cloned. Soon, your personal assistants are able to write like you, and you trust them to respond to non-critical emails in your voice. Good personal assistants will be able to write memos, emails and other key pieces of information just like you.
This will make your day go so much smoother and enable you to keep your focus where it needs to be — on your business.
If you’re looking to make your life easier and better by hiring a personal assistant, we are here for you. We, at Riveter Consulting Group, can help find you the perfect assistant with the skills and personality you’re looking for to not only take over basic tasks for you, but help you live a more fulfilling and rewarding life.