Optimise Your Personal & Professional Life – With a Great PA!
Many busy professionals find themselves faced with a seemingly endless to do list, struggling to achieve anything close to a balance between their personal and professional lives. If this sounds like a familiar tale, perhaps it’s time to completely turn things around – by hiring a great Personal Assistant?
Here’s how the right PA can be an absolute game changer…
Jack Of All Trades
The fastest way to add more hours to your day and ensure that all aspects of your business are handled professionally and thoroughly is to have an experienced professional at your side whom you are able to entrust with all manner of day to day tasks.
It’s all too easy to find yourself in a situation where you are under a huge amount of pressure – wearing multiple hats and handling tasks that do not strictly fall into your area of expertise. It can be a great relief to see these tasks taken care of proficiently whilst your attentions are diverted to the bigger picture. Having the time to focus on what you do best will allow you to achieve huge results in record time.
Sure you could save yourself money by attempting to do everything yourself but being a Jack of all Trades is utterly exhausting and more likely than not to be a far cry from a smooth ride!
Maintain Your Diary Efficiently
Keeping your diary accurately, planning your activities and movements for maximum productivity is so much easier said than done. During busy periods, particularly at times of the year when you are stretched further than usual the management of your own diary can become an overwhelming task in itself!
Missing a meeting because you have failed to enter an appointment accurately, (or at all), or suddenly realising that you have double booked and are unable to honour a personal commitment can be a hugely stressful experience, which in many instances can have a negative impact on important personal and professional relationships. With an efficient PA in control of your diary you can hang onto your marbles at the same time as hanging onto those key relationships in your life.
Your PA keeps everything running like clockwork, whilst you focus on the bigger picture. Organising your schedule and diary in the background and making sure that you never forget an appointment or rock up unfashionably late to an important family function. The majority of PA’s will check in with you first and last thing each working day and set reminders for you at key times during the day – making sure you are always one step ahead, without having to spend an undue amount of hours working out where you need to be and when.
Remember That Time When Everything On Your Schedule Got Done?
You start your day with the best of intentions and at least one or two tasks which are an absolute priority. A few urgent emails and unscheduled phone calls later however, you realise that half the day is gone and you are faced with a longer to do list than the one you set out with!
With a great PA to field your emails and calls, and take care of the most time zapping, tedious tasks on your behalf, you are free to focus on the task at hand without any unnecessary distractions. Who knows, you may even have a few extra hours in the day to enjoy some well earned recreation time!
Ticking off that last task on the list is such a satisfying feeling, and with an awesome PA at your side, it’s a feeling you will get to enjoy regularly!
Achieving A Healthy Balance
As an overworked professional, perhaps the most effective way to balance the scales and achieve that much desired work life balance, is to hire a PA who will help you to become doubly productive without losing focus of the most important things (and people) in your life.
It takes time for a new PA to get in sync with your lifestyle and way of doing things, but once they have learned your ways, the process of working together often becomes quite organic – with your PA pre-empting your next thought or move before it even registers with you!
You have little to lose and a lot to gain. My guess is that with the right choice of PA you will be amazed at the tangible results you can achieve in a short space of time.