Here’s Why You Should Delegate These Personal Tasks to an Assistant
After spending so much time working on creating a company, walking into your house and looking at your huge to-do list can feel overwhelming. Most CEOs seek support at work by hiring an Executive Assistant, but when it comes to their personal life tasks, they tend to do it all alone.
Having assistant tackle things is one of the easiest approaches to start crossing them off your never-ending list. Here are some tasks that you may delegate right away.
1. Research on things: Consider how much Googling you do on a daily basis. An assistant can help you with non-work-related research such as locating the best music/painting lessons available (since you’ll now have time to take them) or determining which dealer has the best pricing on that new mobile/car you’ve been considering.
It is not your cup of tea to be fatigued and overburdened with professional and personal responsibilities. There’s no use in settling for nights and weekends full of duties, with little opportunity for relaxation or family time. Instead, establish a list of everything you dislike doing outside of work and begin the process of delegating it to a Personal Assistant. It could be the best money you’ve ever spent.
2. Purchasing Gifts: When it comes to birthdays/anniversaries, it’s good to have a heads up when being approached, but really what if you’d had a gift handy a few days before, too? And all of this can be done without ever entering a store. Who wouldn’t want that? Your online Personal Assistant may research and purchase a gift, select a charming card, and have everything shipped directly to you in nicely wrapped paper.
3. Organizing events and dates: If you enjoy entertaining (or have children who want to celebrate their birthdays), you can’t avoid the planning that comes with having a party. Yet, planning invitations, a meal, décor, and even finding a venue can take time. Furthermore, coordinating a date that works for your guests while managing RSVPs adds to the stress. Ask your Personal Assistant to organize your events so that all you have to do is show up, you will be throwing the best parties in town.
4. Scheduling appointments: How long will you have to wait on the phone to change your itinerary/book your medical checkup for this year? How many chances for self-care do you miss while you forgot to schedule that much-needed spa treatment? You want to attend Career Day at your son/daughter’s school but know it will fall between the cracks if someone doesn’t schedule it for you. Each of these tasks and more can be handled by a Personal Assistant so that you’ll have extra time in your day, an afternoon of pampering, and one happy little girl at the end.
5. Managing Household Services: It may seem impossible that an online Personal Assistant can handle what’s happening in and around your home, but it is possible in today’s environment. Do you need lawn maintenance? Ask your assistant to conduct research, make some phone calls, arrange the service, and pay for it through your credit/debit cards or PayPal account in a secured way. Out your window, all you can see is mowed grass. The same would go for cleaning services, as well as home and car repairs and servicing.
6. Grocery delivery planning and scheduling: Shopping for groceries takes time. So, why not let your assistant take over and do it for you? Schedule your groceries to be delivered right to your door. Ensure that your assistant shops from the weekly sharing list you provide.
7. Travel planning and booking: It’s easy to feel that vacation planning is a job in and of itself, from narrowing down many accommodation options to booking flight tickets and rental cars. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Consider receiving a planned itinerary for your upcoming family vacation from your assistant, including confirmation numbers and a list of attractions. That’s luxury before the vacation even starts.
8. Personal Email Management: Your work email inbox is often likely not the only one that is overflowing. With the rise of promotional emails, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with hundreds of irrelevant emails each week. But what about important messages that require your immediate attention, such as a schedule change for your upcoming doctor’s appointment or a credit card statement? Having your Personal Assistant manage your inbox ensures that you only see what needs your immediate attention.