Congratulations! Your small business is launched and things are going well. However, each day you sign off you notic feeling a little more overwhelmed than you were the day before. Entrepreneurship definitely requires more than 40 hours per week in the beginning, but you have to find a way to slowly get some hours back before you burn out.
Ok. So what can you do on a daily basis to avoid burnout? Control and PROTECT your calendar! We started 2022 off with a blog post that gave specific tips on how to handle your schedule. If you have mastered your calendar and are highly productive but still can’t seem to get to all the things on your to-do list, it’s probably time to outsource. DO NOT wait until you feel like you are drowning before you get help! This will lead to inadequately defining a scope of work and poor onboarding.
5 Signs You Are Ready to Hire a Virtual Assistant
You are turning away work that is normally a great fit for your product of service
You are missing deadlines
You are working the majority of nights and weekends
Your list of new projects is collecting dust
You are simply exhausted
If you can relate to more than 2 of the above, GET HELP NOW! Start by taking a deep dive into your recurring tasks. What lives on that list that can be done by someone else with the proper training? This Forbes article did a great job breaking down different “buckets” of tasks. Your list may seem long and that is ok! Don’t let the volume prevent you from delegating. Start small and make sure the VA you choose is a good fit, then slowly start assigning additional responsibilities.
Are you ready to take the leap? So are we! Book your FREE consult call today. Creative PlanHer offers several signature services. We strive to build strong relationships and work with small businesses that are values-aligned. Even if we are not a great fit for each other, we can start the conversation and offer suggestions on what may be the best solution for the success of your business.