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Most Creative Warriors struggle with trying to do everything and spend the least amount of time doing the thing they are best at – being creative. If you want to advance your business, there’s no reason you should be the bookkeeper, or the person making spreadsheets and updating calendars. Unfortunately, hiring an employee is complicated and most people shy away from it. They worry about the expense, the taxes, and the search for the perfect person that can do it all to fill their time.

You’re in luck. There’s a much easier and less expensive solution: a Virtual Assistant. Instead of making your first hire a full time employee, make it an investment in someone who just helps when it’s needed. Chances are you don’t even need an assistant for more than five hours a week. You can easily find the perfect person to jump in and out of projects, do just what you need, and they don’t have to be on your payroll. Delegating these tasks allows you to spend your time on what really generates revenue for your business. It also gives you more time to do what’s really important: live.

To dive deeper into the importance of getting a VA, and why you shouldn’t wait to get one no matter what size your business is, I’ve brought on THE expert: Melissa Smith. Melissa Smith, is the CEO of ​The PVA​. A virtual assistant matchmaking and consultancy company. She’s also the bestselling author of, ​Hire the Right Virtual Assistant​. She hosts the ​Admin to VA Summit ​and teaches an online class, The Essential Business Model For VAs online course. In 2017, Melissa became location independent, visiting, living, and working in 16 countries in 12 months. Her next book, ​Become a Successful Virtual Assistant: Learn the Business Side & Ditch 9 to 5​ will be released in early 2018. Melissa has been quoted in various publications including ​Woman’s World, CareerBuilder, and Business Management Daily​.

Download this episode today to hear how a VA is the ultimate investment for your business.


“We are so optimistic about certain things, when we really need to be more realistic.” – Melissa Smith

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Highlights –

  • A virtual assistant works from where they are, not where you are.
  • You want your VA to specialize in specific areas.
  • There is a VA for all of your needs, and for any amount of time.
  • Your first hire needs to be someone that can help you.
  • Build habits of delegation early in your business.
  • Be realistic about how much time you spend on things.
  • It’s not your job to be productive, it’s your assistant’s job.
  • A VA is an investment, not an expense.
  • Make sure your VA has the same preference in communications.
  • Sometimes the help and things you want are closer than you realize.

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Resources –

  • 12 Must-Have Mindsets for Uncommon Entrepreneurs! A FREE tool for Creative Warriors to help you get clear on the ways you need to think differently to get the results you want. We’ve been handed a whole bunch of malarky about who we are and how business works that simply doesn’t work for us. It’s time to set it straight! This tool will give you the insights you need to think your way to success as a Creative Warrior and keep you on track.
  • Check out the Creative Warriors RESOURCE page! A collection of the best companies, hand-selected, to help you succeed! You’ll find vendors, services, products, and programs to help you Create, Serve, and Be Prosperous! All these companies have been used and approved by Jeffrey and most are used every day in his business.
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