Many people think they shouldn’t hire an assistant until after they “feel” too busy. I say, “The sooner, the better!”

Here’s why: an assistant’s workload can scale with the needs of your business. Delegating even a few tasks now will leave you more time to spend working towards your Vision and 1‐Year Goals – meaning you’ll reach these goals faster.

Some good items to delegate first are email, calendar management, scheduling, and client correspondence. Managing email and coordinating schedules can be very time consuming when added on top of your already‐full schedule. Hiring someone to manage these areas means correspondence happens faster and scheduling is better organized. Clients love it AND it frees you to do what you do best.

Starting an assistant at only 10 hours a week could save you 20 hours a week. How? Because assistants are doing what they do best (and can do it more efficiently).

In my business, we follow the words of Dan Sullivan: “Delegate everything except genius.” If you delegate everything except your genius (what you love to do and what you’re great at), how much more time would you be able to devote to your goals? Getting an assistant is the first step.

So where should you start?

Start with an assessment of yourself. What do you like to do and what are you great at? What do you NOT like to do and what are you NOT good at? A first job description can be created by simply answering these questions. Then, find someone who is your opposite and enjoys doing all of the things you don’t and who fits your personality and core values. Together you will make a great team!

AssistPro is a company dedicated to helping EOS Implementers and executives focus on their Genius by matching them with assistants. These assistants work virtually from 5 to 30 hours per week taking care of everything from email to marketing to managing your initial sales efforts.

Jenna Spencer is Founder and President of AssistPro and, assistant to Tom Bouwer and Alex Freytag, both Certified EOS Implementers.