Believe it or not, Batman has more than one lesson to teach to entrepreneurs. One of those deals with the how and why of a dedicated personal assistant—an Alfred. Do you have an “Alfred”? If so, do you utilize him or her properly?
Watch this brief video to learn the four steps you can take to determine whether or not you need an assistant, and how to set that person up to succeed through the assistant job description.
- Watch this video and ask yourself: “Do I have my own Alfred?” If not, follow these tips to help you successfully set up your “Alfred”:
- Decide if you really need a personal assistant vs. an employee
- Follow the order of offloading
- Document the position
- Follow the 75% rule
- Personal Assistants are dedicated to you 100%. Their job is to help you and no one else. If you need someone to focus on a specific part of your business then what you really need is an employee or perhaps a contractor.
- If you don’t follow the order of offloading, you may hire an assistant prematurely.
- A Position Agreement is a documented system that describes in detail what a personal assistant does.
- The 75% rule states that your personal assistant should have tasks that do not require your constant attention for at least three quarters of their work hours.
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