It is easy to feel overwhelmed at this time. Some find working remotely is easier while others find that they have a hard time separating from their work. It is always there and they cannot get away. If you are exhausted, overwhelmed and becoming burned out, you may want to consider adding a virtual assistant to your business.
By delegating certain tasks from your business, you will have more time for your business’ mission. You can grow the business without being slowed down. Your workday can end at 5 rather than 10 pm because you will have handed off the administrative tasks that are a hindrance. If you know this is what you need but not sure what you can delegate, go through these steps below:
Then ask yourself the following questions for each one:
- Is it something the leader of my company should be doing?
- Do I enjoy it?
More importantly for the purpose of this exercise, if you do not enjoy it, that is a strong indication you should outsource it. If it continues to sit on your to-do list and hangs over your head each night, most likely it needs to go to someone else.
- Am I afraid to let it go?
You know what? That happens. And when it does, it simply means you are ready to let it go.
- Can it be handled by someone working remotely?
- Do I have a workflow for it (even if it’s just in my head)?
Some examples of tasks that can be outsourced:
- Client intake/welcome
- Follow ups
- Data entry
- File management
- Project tracking/coordination
If you still are not sure, schedule a call with us and we can go over your list with you! If your to-do list carries over day to day and keeps you up at night, add a virtual assistant to your team. So many of our clients were hesitant, unsure how this would benefit their business. But after just a few months their feedback is always that they aren’t sure how they ever lived without a Freedom Maker.
Working remotely in today’s world does not mean you have more time to take on every aspect of your business. Hand over the tasks that slow you down!