Entrepreneur Cassie Parks was feeling overwhelmed, overstretched and overcommitted. When she realized there were too many things to be done for one person to accomplish, Cassie sought help from a virtual assistant! Read about her experience below!
What were you struggling with in your business that led you to begin working with virtual assistant?
Little things that just weren’t getting done and needed to. Things that needed to get done but were falling through the cracks.
Tell us a little about what you have delegated and how you work together?
I delegate the member management of my online course. Submitting to podcasts to be a guest and opportunities to have my book reviewed on blogs and websites. She also helped me stay on track in preparation for a 30 person event earlier this year.
How has working with a virtual assistant supported your business, and you personally?
She keeps me and my business from having a laundry list of small things that need to be done.
I can also start projects because I know I have support and that things will keep moving forward. That frees up a lot of head space for me to focus on the future instead of getting bogged down in what needs to get created now.
At the end of last year, Michele and I sat down and I told her my plan for this year. We came to an agreement on how many people we wanted to help improve their money mindsets over the next five years. As a solopreneur, it’s really nice to be able to have someone on your team that support where you are taking your business. It just feels better and that helps me serve better and bigger.
What differences have you noticed in your business since you started working with a virtual assistant?
More stuff gets taken care of in a timely manner. I am not as stressed about having a list of things that needs to get done.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs seeking virtual assistants?
Not everyone can do all things. Find out what someone’s strengths are and give them those projects. If it’s not their zone of genius don’t get frustrated with them. Simply find someone who’s zone of genius it is. Be open to being supported by more than one person.
Want to learn more about Cassie and her business? Visit her website here.
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Cassie Parks loves the ocean, dancing for no reason and the power of possibility. Her best-selling books include the topics of money, business and lifestyle design. She is a mentor for those who want to turn their wildest dreams into their dreams come true. "Manifest $10,000" hits bookstores in May of 2017. Follow Cassie on Facebook and Twitter.