Kristen David, CEO Upleveling Your Business, says when she was a lawyer, she was working 85 hour weeks, not taking home very much money and she got to the point where she was getting pretty burned out and pretty miserable. She says she took the time to really learn how to balance the ownership duties with building the system so that the business could run well. She found that those same systems that she learned to apply to her business starting making her personal life better. She was more organized; she could delegate things off her plate and have the sanity that the person that the person was going to get it done well.
You can use your executive assistant is some unexpected ways. She says the traditional CEO business owners think emails, setting up email rules and organizing file folders and naming protocols but you can also use your executive assistant to do a lot of other things like financial management or helping you organize all the paperwork, all the numbers and information. She says there are so many ways to take the things we don’t enjoy as much and get someone who loves that stuff to help us be more organized and to reduce all the little open loops in our brain that we need to get to.
Kristen David is the author of the best-selling book Uplevel your business, Uplevel your life.