Recently, I took my family on a 10-day trip to Southern California and for the first time ever I turned off all notifications on my phone and focused on being present. In the past, I’ve regularly done working-vacations, which I’m sure I’ll still do sometimes, but it’s also important to take real time off.
Oh and I should add, I wasn’t stressed about work.
Why? Take a wild guess.
Because my two remote Executive Assistants are gold🌟!
They make sure things are taken care of while I’m making memories with my family! I have a 13, 11 and 9 year old and these years are formative for building memories that last.
I want that for you.
I’ve been taking us through a 5-week content series centered around the idea that there are 5 Levels of Effectively Working with Your Remote Executive Assistant.
Level 1: Clear the Overwhelm
Level 2: SOP Generating Machine
Today I’m introducing…
Level 3: Don’t 🚫 DIY
DIY, Do-It-Yourself, is a tempting proposition.
- You, theoretically, cost less than an EA.
- You can do it in 10 minutes what it will take someone else 20, initially.
- You know the ins and outs of your business so well, which is coincidentally the cap on your growth.
But when you take the leap 🤸 and invest 💰 in your own Executive Assistant, they’ll clear your overwhelm and begin to generate the SOPs to run your business. It’s time to exercise 🏃 some self-control!
Yes, you could do that thing and accomplish that task, all on your own. OR you can trust your assistant and let them own it ✨, proving to you that they are in your corner and can help you grow 🌳!
If you refrain from doing it yourself, you will gain:
- 🤝 More trust from your EA
- 🧠 Brain space
- ⏱️ Minutes, hours and days back into your life to focus on higher-level thinking and action
- ⚡ Energy to make more or time to create more income
Having a great EA pays for itself!
But they can’t be great if you keep jumping in and doing what’s on their list, just because you happen to think about it at that moment. Exercise self-control and you’ll break through to the next level… more on that next week.
-Micah Foster, Co-Owner