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Are you an extreme multi-tasker?
I haven’t met an entrepreneur who isn’t proud of their ability to multi-task. Avoid burn-out and understand the true value of your time. It almost goes without saying that any dreamer of big things, visionary and entrepreneur has ten thousand ideas filling their thoughts daily. The successful entrepreneur is the one who can harness those ideas, prioritize what will move business forward, sack away the ideas that are maybe someday, but not today, and implement a formal plan of action.
Achieving your defined success can be a long and winding road. (Yes-insert The Beatles song here) Getting from idea to implementation requires foresight, planning and execution. Highly productive people have a “not so” secret weapon – they delegate. Even bootstrapping entrepreneurs can do this!
If time flies when you're having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don't think you're having enough.
- Jeff Mallett
3 tips on How to avoid burnout
Tip 1: Delegate
When you delegate you give yourself permission to release some control to others who can help you build your vision into a successful reality. Focus on what matters most, let others take on the tasks you shouldn’t be doing. Save time and worry, instead of micro-managing your team, empower your people to take an idea and run with it, after all, you hired the best staff for a reason. Wait – you are the team? Keep reading…
Tip 2: Say No
With non-stop requests and demands of your time, learning the effective use of “NO” is another not so secret weapon of successful people. Rather it’s a sign of clarity, and laser focus on what needs a “YES” to move forward on your path. Guard your precious non-renewable resource of time. Do not dilute your plan or stretch yourself to becoming ineffective. If it is not aligned with your goals – just say no!
Really successful people say not to almost everything.
- Warren Buffett
The art of saying NO will become instrumental as you grow your business and achieve your defined success. Google it, there’s lots of ways to get help!
Tip 3: Outsource (The highest level of delegation)
Whether you are starting out or launching a new business vertical – outsourcing some help not only frees up your time so you can focus on areas that really require your expertise, but provides an efficient, cost effective way to move your plan forward.
This is particularly helpful if you are the team! You may feel limited by resources and space and hiring a Virtual Assistant can help save you time and money, and the right V.A. may well become an integral part of growing your business. If you play your cards right, developing a trusted relationship with a VA gives you a chance to exhale and refocus your energy where your hand is critical to the play!
What Kind of Help can you Outsource?
Task oriented projects are ideal, they have a start and end. Delegate the control to an in-house team member who can oversee an outsourced project. Pieces of the puzzle that must come into place to form the big picture can be handled to trusted partners in your circle of influence. Are you the in-house team too? Even more reason to get delegating.
When is it the right time to hire a Virtual Assistant?
It’s time for you to exhale! Take your extreme multi-tasking to the next level and
Virtual Assistants can provide general administrative support as well as provide industry specific tasks which often comes into play with medical and dental VA’s. Creative digital marketing fits well into the Virtual Assistant space as a clear majority of this work is done remotely.
Organizations such as CAVA can help you find local Virtual Assistants with global reach.
Breath easier and join the increasing number of business owners and entrepreneurs who choose to save time and money by outsourcing a range of tasks and projects to professional Virtual Assistants.
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