We all know that it’s a great feeling when we can get a lot accomplished in a day. Wiping everything off of that long to-do list is wonderful and makes you feel great. Sometimes to make this happen, we outsource or delegate certain tasks and while there is nothing wrong with that, there might be a problem when you decide to tackle those tasks on your own.
Have you ever tried to multi-task and do more than one thing at a time? Maybe you’ve tried to write an article while you were on a training call or handle email while you were in a meeting with your client. Yes, this does clear your to-do list quicker, but it may not be the best thing to do.
When you try to do more than one thing at a time, you run the risk of forgetting something or worse yet, doing something incorrectly or missing a deadline. This can be damaging to your business and your name. That is not a good thing!
The better solution for this would be to hire a Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager to help you with these tasks. When you outsource parts of your to-do list to a VA or OBM, you’ll be able to dedicate time to those tasks you must do yourself and won’t have the problems that could arise with multi-tasking.
While it’s impossible to have a business that’s absolutely perfect, you can prevent many of the problems from happening when you try to do too many things at once just so you can wipe them off of your list. Remember, an error can cause a lot of problems, extra stress and a loss of income. It’s simply not worth it in the long run.
If you are a habitual multi-tasker, talk to a Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager today. They can help you stop multi-tasking so you can work more efficiently and effectively. That means less stress and happier clients! It’s a win-win for everyone!© Copyright 2011 Sophie Zollmann