“Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together” – Paul Ryan
Originating from Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’, ‘busy idiot’ simply means, someone who is working hard in all the wrong places, or getting useless things accomplished.
Business owners, CEOs and executives nowadays face a crisis of over-doing their jobs and losing resources, both time and money. But busy idiot, as hilarious as it seem, or down-right offending, is a truism about our often pointlessly over-worked lives.
Now, we are not saying that what you are doing is wrong, or you are just accomplishing useless things, don’t get us wrong, even the littlest of stuff done for the company is a factor that contributes to either growth or downfall of a business.
The mere fact that growing a venture is hard also comes with the truth that definitely you are going to do more than ever. And that’s bad enough that you also have to keep up with the deadlines, talk to customers, do reports and many more that seldom results to burned out executives and staff. Being busy is not a fundamental to success as we all know.
The fact is, the personality of the business leader can make or break the business. Days and weeks might go by and you are still stuck doing all the work to deliver your clients’ needs. And being all stubborn and saying that you can do it all won’t take you to the top.
As an owner or manager, the only thing now to do is to outsource the jobs to be done by hiring an employee, that could replicate you to get the small things done. But that could not be the best option for some reasons.
Hiring means spending for office space and equipments, healthcare concerns, and salary for your employee. Also considering the time you have to spend training newbies to do the work to be done, for they are either prepared to do the job or have zero knowledge of what they are to do. Having traditional employees to do the work for you will not be wholly a bad thing, it only comes with some lapses that you might face in the near future.
In 2014, Forbes did a survey and found 69% of respondents said they waste at least some time at work on a daily basis. But the number of people who now admit to wasting time at work every day has reached a whopping 89% in the 2015 survey. Employees are spending longer periods than ever before “wasting time.”
Why not get a Virtual Assistant and here’s why you should hire one!
- You have to find a place to put people. A Virtual Assistant has their own office space – no office overhead for you.
- You need to keep the people you have busy. Your VA can work different hours not necessarily full time.
- Your personnel budget is suffocating your margin for growth. A Virtual Assistant is less expensive than a full time employee.
- Do you have specific tasks that you know someone could help you with, and you know exactly how they could help? You can communicate your task to a Virtual Assistant.
- Do you have specific tasks that you know you shouldn’t be doing yourself? Maybe they are not the best use for your time, or maybe you just don’t like doing them. A Virtual Assistant can help you use your time wisely.
- Is there some area of activity you’d really want to include in your business, but don’t have the time to do it yourself? Let a Virtual Assistant do this for you.
- Do you know how to do all of those tasks yourself? Let your Virtual Assistant take care of those task you don’t know how to do.
- You need more time to focus on your core business functions. Give your Virtual Assistant the less important tasks so you can focus on the important aspects of your business.
- It will reduce time and cost of managing employees.
- It will reduce your workload.
This proves why you should get a VA. Definitely your life will be a whole lot better. The business world is a cutthroat landscape that requires you to be on your toes every single time. Finding the right way to conduct your business is an important part of making your operations work