In the fast paced world we live in, it can seem to be impossible to get everything done during the day, and it is not uncommon for the lines between business and personal life to become blurred. Many of us have had the thought that hiring someone to help us out with routine or day to day tasks would be amazing but are unsure if it is the right move. Many factors must be considered and weighed before making a final decision about hiring help. Well, today, we will be discussing just how to determine if you need a personal assistant.
December 31, 2016
One of the first things to look at when deciding your need for a personal assistant is whether or not you are accomplishing the things you set out to do over a given period. Some examples of goals that may be allusive include eliminating busy work from your day to day operations, reducing the number of hours you work over a given period, and decluttering your schedule so that only the most important events or tasks remain. If you have business or personal goals such as these that you are consistently not quite meeting, then the addition of an assistant to your staff may be useful. However, without having focused and clearly stated goals, it can be tough to determine the impact a personal assistant might have on your ability to achieve those goals.
One of the ways you can help shape concise, clearly stated goals is through a detailed assessment of your weekly activities. Take a piece of paper and list out all the things that you do in a single week. Make sure you include everything, down to the smallest task because it will help you get a much better picture of how you spend your time and no one else will be reading your list. Once you have compiled a thorough description of weekly items to be done, determine what items an assistant could do on your list. When making the assignment designation that an assistant can complete a task, remember that what is left on your list for you to do should be the most important things to you or things that they simply can not do for you. Try to make it a priority to delegate activities that are time-consuming or drain you of your energy.
Now that you have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish through hiring a personal assistant and know what they will be doing for you, it is time to consider home much this person will cost you. The very first question that you should ask yourself is how much is my time worth and how much of that worth is being wasted on activities or tasks that could be done by someone else. It can be a very delicate debate but, if you completed your list realistically, it should be easy to see at this point if you need an assistant and how much they would be worth to you. When calculating the cost of hiring a personal assistant, don’t forget to factor in FICA, social security, medicare, and unemployment tax.
If you have determined your need for a personal assistant to join your professional or domestic staff, contact us today, and we will help you find the best fit for your goals.