A Business List
There is a constant learning curve to being a business owner, whether it is a brick and mortar business or an online business. Businesses are always evolving because we are always evolving while learning and growing, both in business and personally.
One of the major questions that I hear when talking to a potential client is “So what all can I or should I hand off to you?” I always assure them that this is common and something that I hear so many times when on a call.
I also ensure them that I completely understand that their business is their baby so it can be scary to hand off tasks to someone else. I mean, how in the world can someone else handle things the way that you can, right?!
The good news is that you can start off slowly. You can give your virtual assistant just one or two tasks to start off with to get acquainted and familiar with their working style and to ensure that you are happy with the work.
I do often suggest that the business owner make a list of all of the tasks that they do daily, weekly, and/or monthly. Try to think of everything possible that you do.
Next, go through that list and highlight the tasks that you do not enjoy or that you struggle with. These are your “do not want to deal with” items.
Finally, highlight the items that are holding you back from fully serving your clients or holding you back from investing your time and energy in your business.
You should be working in your business, not on your business. The real growth of your business lies in the time and energy you are putting into being fully present in your business.
Now, what do you do with all of those highlighted items?! Those are the tasks that are perfect for you to hand off to someone else! Yes, it really can be that easy to figure out.