How to Know When It's Time to Start Delegating

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On Friday night, you were answering emails and posting to social media during your daughter’s dance recital. On Saturday morning, you were conversing with a client on chat about a new project during your son’s soccer game. Do you even remember what you ate at your anniversary dinner or was your mind on work?

How long has it been since you were truly present in your own life?

Here are five signs it’s time to start delegating.

 

1. Your Inbox is out of control

If your inbox is splitting at the seams like your mailbox after a 2 week vacation, it’s probably time to get hire a Virtual Assistant (VA). When was the last time you could see free space in your email box? Just thinking about all the newsletters, junk mail, and social media notifications is overwhelming and causes us all to get the cold sweats. A VA can easily sort all of it out for you in a short period of time and then keep it organized.

 

2. Your ‘To Do’ list is taking over your life

Are you waking up at night wallpapering your bedroom with sticky notes filled with transaction notes? If you find yourself going to bed so late it’s crossed your mind to just stay up, it’s time to hire a VA. Yes, you are an expert at certain tasks and it’s tough to hand them off to someone else with any faith they’ll do the job as well as you; but you are burning the candle at both ends. It’s only a matter of time before it burns out and you’re left a pile of ashes and sticky notes for décor. A VA will make sure everything reconciles and that your walls aren’t fluorescent yellow any more.

 

3. Your business is growing FAST

If you’ve had to turn away new clients, it’s time to hire a VA. When we’re overwhelmed, it’s easy to overlook things or to prioritize incorrectly. A VA can check off the tasks required for project completion and to ensure your continued success. They can organize teams and coordinate tasks like nobody’s business. They know technology that can save your sanity in seconds. With a simple video chat, they can even help you figure out that new coffee machine you bought!

 4. You can’t dream anymore

Are you brimming with ideas for new ventures you are anxious to try out, but you never seem to get to them? It’s probably because your focus is being pulled in too many directions. All of those tasks you put off until tomorrow only to find they’ve been waiting for your attention for 6 weeks could be handled by a VA. Then you could get to that idea you had for those self-ironing pants.

 

5. Social Media is running your life

If you’ve spent hours posting to social media but your following has barely increased and your engagement is non-existent, it’s time to hire a VA. VA’s specialize in different areas and some can really rock your social media. It isn’t that social media isn’t your jam, but your attention is spread too thin. You just can’t be everywhere at once and your business might be suffering.

Breathe new life into your business by admitting you might not have everything under control. If you’re experiencing even one of these items listed, you could benefit from some help. Admitting you need help is the first step to recovery. And a Virtual Assistant from BELAY is your FINAL step to changing your life for the better.

 

Ready to talk with us and see how a Virtual Assistant can specifically help you and your organization?

Click here to schedule a time to talk with one of our Solution Consultants.

 

Or if you are still researching your options, read this post to see how a Virtual Assistant helped Stanton Lanier.

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