People don’t underperform because of their lack of experience; they underperform because of their lack of soft skills.
In the early days of the internet, email natives loved to trade tales of executives who asked their assistants to print out emails so they could read and respond to them on paper
For one, creating the space for downtime increases productivity. Subject to heavy workloads and never-ending to-do lists, it’s easy to put our heads down and charge through tasks, thinking we have no time for days off, free evenings, or weeklong vacations. But driving too hard without breaks can make us less productive and less focused.
When you’re just starting your company, you never have enough time on your hands. If used correctly, virtual assistants may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
As an entrepreneur, you put a great deal of thought in surrounding yourself with talented and dynamic people who add to the success of your business endeavors. The abilities and contributions of your team often determine the overall outcome of your project. Yet there is one position often overlooked by the most ambitious and successful entrepreneurs. No, it isn’t your VP or manager. It is your executive assistant.
My husband used to have an intermittent tendency to call me “sensitive”, which I disliked because I took it as a suggestion that I was acting unduly hurt. He’s mostly stopped, but that’s not my topic.