When first working with a virtual assistant, letting go may be of the hardest things for a business owner to do. This is understandable. They have built their business from day one. It is their hard work that has built their business, and they have spent countless hours doing so.
Thus, it is not easy to let go and let a virtual assistant do their job. At the same time, when business owners can let go, they will find a sense of relief in their choice to let someone else help them to build their business.
Every business owner needs more than a 24 hour day, we all know this. For this reason, they may pour themselves into bed at night or get up way too early to accomplish what needs to be done. Again, the reasons for doing this are understandable, even reasonable. Having said that, can anyone really give their best efforts when they are exhausted? Is it possible to do quality work when we are tired? This has been studied and it is an established fact that we can’t do our best work when we are sleep deprived.
For these reasons, it’s necessary to let go and delegate some of your work to a responsible assistant. When business owners are able to let go, they gain a sense of relief. After all, they can spend that extra time in those aspects of their business that they enjoy. Maybe a business owner doesn’t love to blog, but they love to spend time with their clients. They may not love data entry, but they love networking or brainstorming.
Tips to Letting Go
When looked at with the right frame of mind, letting go is not as hard as it might seem. Consider the following tips to letting go.
- Explain your expectations clearly and thoroughly
- Deadlines must be understood
- Ask if they have experience in the task at hand
- Look for what others are doing right – even better
- Let go, and let them do their job
Above all, remember that it is not necessary to do administrative work that doesn’t relate to generating income. Others are ready to take on this type of work. It’s their business to do so. Please let us know if we can help.