Are you finding there is not enough time in the day to get things done? Are you trying to find ways to get your time back? As an entrepreneur, it’s often hard to find time to complete all the tasks that come your way.
I shared in my last blog, “3 Ways To Intentional Success in 2016” that it’s important to have time and don’t let time have you. A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a great resource to save you time and money by providing specialized administrative, technical, and creative support solutions. And a VA can help you save 15+ hours a week.
Here are 3 ways to save that time:
1) Delegate! Delegate! Delegate! Just think about the time you gain by delegating the duties that simply take up too much of your time! Your time is a precious commodity! Wouldn’t it be great to know that projects are moving forward without having to follow up on every detail? Ask yourself what projects do you enjoy? What do you least enjoy but are projects that are routine and are crucial to your business? Those are some of the tasks that you can delegate!
2) Share some of your “hats” – you don’t have to do it all yourself! When you take off a few hats and share them, you are able to focus on other initiatives or strategies that require your attention or those items that are business drivers for your company. And when you share some of those hats, you provide the opportunity for others to buy into your vision. This can even lead to referrals for your business.
3) Only answer an email or phone call if it’s critical and you know who it is! Yes, I actually did say this! Answering that email or phone call within that moment could be a distraction. And can literally shift your focus from what you were working on prior to the email or call. Franklin Covey in his body of work entitled, “5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity” defines how we use work time as 70% urgencies and irrelevancies and 30% important priorities.”
Time is a valuable commodity. And these are just a few ways a VA can help you get your time back. Check us out here!