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6 signs it's time to work with a Virtual Assistant in 2023


Are you starting 2023 with a list of goals and tasks you’re determined to achieve this year?


You’re feeling motivated and ready to make 2023 your year?


There’s just one thing. You had the same intentions last year and you didn’t manage to hit all your goals, plus the list you have for this year is bigger and more overwhelming than last year's!


As we enter a new year, we often start with a list of goals and objectives for the year, however, we don’t always have a clear scalable path for achieving them and things can quickly become overwhelming, and our goals become a distant memory.


Here are 6 signs, that it might be time to work with a Virtual Assistant:


1) You’re doing everything yourself


Here’s the thing. Doing it all yourself can work when you start your business, but it’s not scalable and there will be people out there who can do certain tasks quicker and more efficiently than you.


There are only 24 hours in a day and there will come a time when you need to focus on running and growing your business and leave the rest to someone else.


Doing tasks like booking appointments, editing documents, or scheduling meetings is not usually the best use of your time.


If you’re wanting to free up your time so you can focus on running and growing your business, you’ll need to stop doing it all yourself and get some help.


2) Your systems and processes need improvement


As you scale and grow your business, you’ll feel a stronger need to have scalable robust systems in place. Often, work and day-to-day life get in the way and process improvement gets pushed further down the list.


If you work with an experienced VA, they should be able to put good processes and systems in place, that can work for you and your business in the long term.


3) You’re fed up with doing things outside your skillset


How many times have you started something that you thought would be a quick job, only to realise an hour later that you don’t really know how to do it, let alone enjoy doing it?

Frustratingly, you power through and get it done, vowing to never do it again. A few days later, you’re back at it because you don’t have anyone else to do it!


We’ve all been there.


How good would life be if you could give the tasks, you’re not so good at to someone who loved doing those things, so you could then work on things that you love and are good at?


4) Your inbox and schedule are chaotic


A chaotic inbox (or inboxes) and schedules are one of the biggest stressors for clients when they come to us at the start.


Not feeling on top of your emails or having no idea what you’re doing and when can be a huge cause of anxiety and uncertainty in any business owner's life.


If you work with the right VA, they can manage your inbox, file things, put rules in place, flag important emails and even action and respond to your emails.


They can also manage your schedule fully, so your day is seamless and aligned with how you like to work.

5) You want a better work/personal life balance


Having a good work-life balance is one of the first things to go in a business owner's life.


Often, they will focus on their business and then personal relationships and goals take a back seat, let alone self-care.


As a business owner, you ARE your business, so you need to look after yourself and be in a good place.


A good VA can gatekeep and protect your time, assist with scheduling quality time with your loved ones, book appointments like gym sessions and massages etc, to ensure you’re being looked after too!


6) You’re feeling stressed out


They say a problem shared is a problem halved! As business owners, we often get tired of having to do everything ourselves. Working with a VA can help you feel like you have a teammate, and you don’t have to do it all alone!


If you’d like to discuss other ways a Virtual Assistant can help you, drop Emilia an email at emilia@emiliapowell.co.uk.


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