If you tend to be an overachiever, you are going to love the help of a virtual assistant. You are the type that thinks you can do it all, which leaves you burnt out, overworked and less productive. Sometimes you have to know that you don’t have to do it all and that it’s okay to delegate some of your workload. When you want to do it all but remember that you are only one person, what better to take off some of the load than to bring on a virtual assistant?
You aren’t really asking for help as you’re just bringing on someone to help you with some of the tedious, daily tasks that disrupt you anyways. You can continue to take on more clients than you have time for because you’ll be getting back some of the wasted time during your day by having someone handle things that suck up time. Here is a look at why virtual assistants make total sense for the overachiever.
Overachievers think big but need a way to get there
When you want to dream big, take on more clients than you could possibly imagine and always have a new goal in mind, you need time to focus on these things so that you don’t drown the business by under-delivering. Getting a virtual assistant will free up time to keep working towards these goals and big dreams that the monotonous tasks throughout the week slow down.
Being bogged down by email
You’ve probably already decided that you aren’t going to deal with your new emails before 9am because you don’t want to be someone who lives in their email. Trying to have your inbox at zero is a stressful productivity trap to avoid so many overachievers will likely avoid the whole email thing. This means that if a client tries to reach you through email and you miss out on a big business opportunity, you will kick yourself later. Let your virtual assistant handle the inbox and look for anything that seems important so that you can sign out and focus on your important tasks.
When you think you can’t do it all yourself
Overachievers struggle with letting go of the reins and letting someone else step in and offer to help. Giving up things like sorting the inbox, incoming calls, and scheduling appointments is the easiest way to be more present with your work and less involved with details, planning and non-essentials. Let your virtual assistant handle your calendar, take your messages and only transfer calls that are really urgent so that you can prep for your big client meeting, plan your next marketing strategy and worry about the fiscal budget.
Burn out is bad for business
You probably spend every week on a high ready to tackle the world and you end the week strong. The problem usually comes in where eventually you feel the burnt out because you never give yourself a break. You have a hard time ending the business day because you want to do more but your family says you’re not giving them enough of your time.
You get sick often and you don’t eat well or sleep enough. Bringing in the extra help is not only affordable, but they can help you during business hours or after business hours so that you can take a day off once in a while.
Overachievers could benefit from virtual assistants even if it’s painful to give up some of the workload!