Did you ever try to delegate your task to a Virtual Assistant? Running your business is a tons of challenges. You are putting yourself out there, taking all the risks and what have you to get in your business.
There are a lot of fears to face on being an entrepreneur. And there are times that you are wondering that no matter how many hours you spend working in your business in a day. There is still something missing out at the end of the day.
And you start questioning yourself being a perfectionist to your tasks. The answer to that question is because you are not a superwoman! You can’t always micromanaging and controlling every detail of it. Stop it please and start delegating your tasks.
Here are the 3 things that might help you in delegating your task to your reliable Virtual Assistant.
Done is better than perfect.
No matter how perfect your mindset is. A virtual assistant might not get it done to your standard of perfection. But they will get it done and it will be good enough.
Document your process
A virtual assistant cannot read your mind. The great way for you to still maintain a feeling of control is to have a process laid out for your tasks. To do this is to start out by listing each step that you take in a process. you can give your Virtual Assistant your checklist so that they know exactly what needs to get done. You can use a free application tool Trello. And Trello is the best system in the world! You can assign tasks because you can create a checklist. Both you and your VA can receive updates as tasks get completed. And everyone knows what pieces of the process belong to them.
Know that as you work with your VA expect that your processes will change a bit. Be flexible and open to new ways of doing things. Your VA is an expert in what they do and there is more than one way to do things!
Great communication skills are on the list for good reason. Learning how to communicate what is in your head is a skill that is worth it’s weight in gold. If you want people to think like you then you need to let them in on your thought process. This is especially true if your VA is helping you with something creative or visual. You can communicate verbally, written, visually through video but make sure you communicate the WHY. This one is so important. When people understand why they will be able to pull it all together. Why something is important, why you want to evoke a feeling, why you want something done a certain way. Also to communicating with your VA, make sure that you are listening to what they are saying. Communication goes both ways. And having regular, open and honest communication is the recipe for success!
Working with a virtual assistant is what will take your business to the next level. it is possible for you to build a team even if you are a control freak. All it takes is a bit of a mindset shift and setting your business up with controls in place. Often the biggest hurdle is getting used to the idea of letting another person in your business. Once you do you will realize that it isn’t as hard as you think. And the payoff of having more time and focusing your activities on what you love is well worth it!