A Personal Assistant (PA) is a person who assists a specific person with their daily business or personal tasks. In other words, someone who will act as your right hand. For some, a Personal Assistant may be a need or a want. Life is dynamic and can often times get busy. Tasks pile up and you feel unproductive as a result of spreading yourself too thin. Hiring someone to be your right hand may be the solution you need. Here are 5 reasons for hiring a Personal Assistant.
You can delegate small tasks
You are able to delegate small tasks to your Personal Assistant. There are more items on your schedule than there are hours in the day. You have professional responsibilities as well as personal responsibilities. Tasks such as picking up the dry cleaning, making travel arrangements, or being present at your home to meet a repair technician can be handled by a Personal Assistant. Small tasks accumulate and consume many hours and before you know it, the day is far spent and the major items on your diary are not yet attempted. Assigning these tasks to a Personal Assistant doesn’t mean they are not important to you. However, it allows you to focus on being more productive as you have delegated them to someone you trust to get them done.
Keeping your schedule on track
Have you ever unknowingly double booked a time slot, then had to make the costly or painful decision which event was more important? Hiring a Personal Assistant can help you to avoid this scenario. He or she will help you manage your calendar, whether it be daily, weekly or even monthly. And yes, with technological solutions like Siri and Alexa that can be programmed to be like a PA, there is the human factor that these apps cannot accomplish. Imagine planning an event. Your Personal Assistant is a great addition to ensure that your event goes as planned. The human factor that an app cannot replace is having someone who is there to deal with any unforeseen circumstances and react immediately.
Creates a balance in your personal life
Your personal life can suffer when work has a particular demand on your time. Your family may be the price you pay for such a demand. Hiring a Personal Assistant can ease this demand. Your PA will help you to remember important dates and ensure thoughtful gifts are received on your behalf. Over time, that person will be an extension of you and therefore important details will not be missed by him or her in the busyness of life.
Manage your Communication
Depending on your reasons for hiring a Personal Assistant and the relation you establish with your PA, he or she can manage your communication channels. No more email inbox filled with unread messages and your phone calls can be filtered by importance. Also, it is nice to have an extra set of eyes and ears on your team that can edit and proofread any written form of communication as needed.
Hiring a Personal Assistant is a form of self-care. It creates more flexibility in your day and you are able to be more productive. With the time that is created by your PA, you can go to the gym, have a date night with loved ones, or have an early night where you get more than 4-5 hours of sleep. It lessens your stress level and creates a peace of mind that there is someone capable who is looking out for your best interests.
Hiring a Personal Assistant is a form of outsourcing, and is a mutual exchange of skills and knowledge that you will greatly benefit from. If you are considering hiring a Personal Assistant, we are happy to help you through the process and guide you to the person who will be the perfect fit for you. Contact us and let us get you on your way to hiring your own Personal Assistant.