Productivity Boosters – Your Online Assistant Can Help[break][/break]
[dropcap]E[/dropcap]veryone gets behind from time to time. Productivity suffers, you feel frustrated and wonder if this is working out. You know that you need to get yourself out of the slump you’re in. There’s good news; getting out of that rut is only a phone call or email away. No one can do it all. Even Superman needed Lois Lane. Seriously, though, no one can do it all. However, there are productivity boosters that many virtual assistants use to help their clients to keep on track.
Create a Schedule and Keep It
I’m not kidding; this really works. Create a schedule and stick to it. Suddenly, all of those tasks that you had trouble completing are off your checklist and your clients think you’re the best. Schedules are the most effective way to bring your business to the productivity level that you likely desire. Professional virtual assistants are happy to create a schedule for you and implement that schedule when necessary.
Developing a routine is key to keeping this schedule. When you implement a routine, you will quickly see your productivity increasing. Without a routine, you can find yourself frustrated and behind in your work.
Break Up Large Or Difficult Tasks
Instead of trying to get a large project finished in one fell sweep, break it up into smaller tasks. Suddenly, you will find that what seemed like an impossible hurdle becomes manageable. Those who fail to break larger tasks into smaller ones can quickly become discouraged. Therefore, break your projects into milestones, and you won’t feel as overwhelmed. The side benefit is that you will feel achievement as you see each milestone coming to completion.
Don’t Be Afraid to Scrap a Plan
Sticking to your plan is great. However, when you see that it’s not working, scrap it. If it isn’t working, why continue attempting to make it work. The energy could be best spent creating a new plan of action that increases your productivity. Think of re-planning as a regular part of your business routine. You may find some lost hours or a great new way of handling your business.
Just Say No
Ok, let’s start by saying there are things you would never say no to and there is no need to list them. At the same time, there are productive traps that come into our lives each day that must be dealt with and many times the answer is as simple as saying, “No.” Be kind, but remember that you’re current clients have paid for your services and they rightly expect your best. If saying no allows you to care for your responsibilities, you may need to say no.
Professional online assistants can help you to boost your productivity by creating checklists, implementing them, helping you to break up your difficult tasks, and reminding you to say no when things start to get out of hand. We can be as much of an asset to your business as you like.
Contact us, we would love to speak further with you.