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How to be more productive with your time

To stay competitive in today’s digital world you need to be able to be efficient and productive with the 24 hours that you are granted each day.

The truth is we all have the same amount of time in a day: 24 hours or 1,440 minutes. In fact, you have exactly the same amount of time that was given to Helen Keller, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein. How you choose to spend your time is what will set you apart from everyone else. There are 24 hours in a day, let’s say you sleep the average 8 hours, it leaves you with 16 productive hours to accomplish things that need to be done at home and at work. The question is how productive are you in those 16 hours? How many hours are being robbed by distractions, interruptions and mundane tasks that someone else could take off your plate?
Our team at Balance InStyle get asked all the time “How can I clone myself?” We sigh because I hear those words all too often and our response is always the same:”You don’t want to clone yourself as much as you want to surround yourself with people who perform specific tasks better than you do.

“It will take too much time to download to someone else to do” or “I’m the only one who can do it because…”or “I don’t have time” and the list of excuses goes on and on. Henry ford put it best: “If you think you can or you can’t, you are probably right.” Are you putting your goals and dreams on hold because of the excuse “I don’t have time?” Remember: I don’t have time, is the grown-up version of the dog ate my homework.

Do you feel?

Overwhelmed by your daily business activities;

That things are falling through the cracks despite your best efforts;
Your energy is being eaten up by time consuming tasks you loathe that doesn’t forward your business;
You have nothing left over to give outside of the office, be it to family, friends or outside interests;
You lack a quality of life.

If any of the above sounds like you, and you are interested in getting some help but aren’t ready to commit to hiring a full time employee perhaps consider hiring a Virtual Personal Assistant.

There are many benefits of hiring a VPA ( Virtual Personal Assistant) but here are just a few key ones.

VPA vs Full-Time Employee
You don’t have to cover time off for: Vacation, sick leave, maternity leave, leave of absence or personal days;
You don’t have to make regular contributions to: EI and CPP and other company benefits;
No overhead: Office Space, Furniture and Equipment;
Best of all … you don’t pay for lunch or coffee breaks. You only pay for time spent working on your projects or account.

Hiring an assistant may seem arduous at first, but the payoff is well worth it. We have never had a client express regret over hiring an assistant; only about not doing it sooner!

Everyone, no matter who they are, can use help from time to time and there is an easy, cost-effective way to get it. So as you can see, there are a lot of pros to hiring a virtual personal assistant. Ultimately, you are the only one who can decide if this kind of service is worth it. If you would like some further information on this kind of service we would love to hear from you.

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