The Best Time to Work With a Virtual Assistant

I’m often asked the question about “how to know the best time to work with a virtual assistant.” My answer has been the same for 20+ years: If you’re asking now, the time was long ago.  That’s some real truth, right there. If you get quiet and honest with yourself...

Professionalism: Focus Solely on What it Means to You

I’ve been asked recently if VAs shouldn’t be more professional, or display greater professionalism. What a great topic that is, and I thought I’d take it on and see if I can help in how you’re thinking about it. Let’s start with what professionalism is. The simple...

Focus on Context For Remarkable Results From Your VA

I realized this morning that something I’ve mentioned many times but not really ‘splained is the importance of giving your VA context for everything you do and want her to do for you. Context is a specific path to getting remarkable results from your virtual...

Are Your Beliefs About Delegating Holding You Back?

Peter and I were talking during a Wise Help Session about what he called his “inability to delegate because it takes up too much time.”  He said that giving up the things he already knows how to do requires more time and energy than just doing those things himself. He...

Why a VA May Have No Social Media Presence

I was working with a client in my Registry Gold process. He was looking at one of our VAs who had responded to his request and told me he didn’t think she would be a good match for him. I probed: “What do you see that leads you to that conclusion?”...