The Small Business Association tells us that the average small business owner spends up to 40% of their time handling routine administrative tasks, rather than focusing on creatively growing the business.

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Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is,
“what is the most valuable use of my time right now?”
~Brian Tracy

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But don’t just take their word for it.
Download this quick and easy Time Log and find out how much of your time is actually being spent on tasks that could be delegated.

Find out where your time goes.
For the next week, document each and every task you do each day, indicating what time you start and what time you stop. At the end of the week, you’ll be able to look back and see where you’ve been spending your valuable time.

Consider the things that are NOT getting done.
During the week, keep a To-Do list handy and write down all of the things that need to be done but that, for one reason or another, haven’t gotten done. What has prevented these things from getting done?

At the same time, keep a Wish list handy and write down all of the things that you think would add greatly to the growth and maintenance of your business. These can be any number of unrelated tasks – from marketing materials, to contact management, to research – anything you can think of.

What should you be doing and what could I be doing?
At the end of the week, sit down with your three lists and, one by one, consider each item you’ve written down.

Which jobs will advance your business and increase the value you bring to your clients?
These projects directly impact your relationship with your clients. They are pivotal to your business’ success and they are worthy of your time and attention.

Which jobs maintain your business and keep it up to date?
These are the tasks that steal your time and drain your creativity. Let go of your need for control and delegate these tasks to a trusted assistant.

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Time is an equal opportunity employer.
Each human being has exactly the same number
of hours and minutes every day.
Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes.
And you can’t save time to spend it on another day.
Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving.
No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past,
you still have an entire tomorrow.
~Denis Waitely

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Still not convinced?
If logic didn’t convince you that you would benefit from a Virtual Assistant, then let’s take a look at the emotional reasons you could be hesitating. After all, emotions trump logic any day of the week.

Download this personal survey and give some thought to what might be causing you to hold onto the familiar and preventing you from exploring exciting new possibilities. And last, tell me a little about your business by filling out this Business Survey.

When you’re convinced that it’s time to hire a Virtual Assistant, or if you just need to talk about it, then visit the Contact page and schedule a consultation today!

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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