Sometimes, knowing exactly what to delegate can be a challenging task in and of itself. The key here, is to sit down with pen in hand and write out a list of things for which you are not directly responsible for, you simply do not want to do, or your expertise is not up to par for the task at hand.
Just a Few Delegation Tips
- Clearly define the outcome you want. This will produce accurate results in the task delivered back to you.
- Establish milestones or deadlines. This allows your virtual assistant to create a workflow that will ensure your tasks are completed on schedule.
- Don’t be a micro-manager. Your virtual assistant knows what they are doing. Trust them to complete the tasks that they are highly trained to do.
- Make sure your assistant has what they need to complete the task at hand. Login information, content, images, client information, etc.
- There’s absolutely nothing wrong with getting a helping hand. Go ahead it’s okay to step out of your comfort zone. Your virtual assistant can help you feel more at ease.
One of our clients said this about working with us just after getting started with us, and she is still working with us today.
“Rhonda has saved my sanity. In my previous life I was an Administrative Assistant. Now that I have my own business, I was trying to do it all and when I found Rhonda, it was total synchronicity. I have now handed over, with lots of coaxing from Rhonda, a lot of the back office work to free my time to work on my business instead of at my business. I am very particular about how things get done and Rhonda has been very willing to work with me to create the best way for us to work together. She is very flexible, accurate, and always does the work in a timely manner. I am looking forward to handing over more of the back office to Rhonda as my business grows.”
Geri Sue Sandor, Wellness Connections, LLC