Maybe you should hire a VA

Hire a VA

Need help with all those dull admin tasks? Need it done by someone which more qualifications than your entire team? Want it done for a reasonable price?

If you said yes to all three, I bet you said you, and why wouldn’t you.

VA’s are the secret weapon that many entrepreneurs and businesses swear by.

So what is so great about hiring a virtual assistant from India or the Philippines?

1) Both locations has a great pool of highly educated graduates that are exceptionally keen to work and learn.


2) The wage differential means that you are able to get rudimentary tasks done at a fraction of the price of a domestic staff member doing them.

3) Many providers of VA services will even cover holidays so you get coverage 5 days a week 52 weeks of the year.

To get you started to check out Tasks Every Day, Timetc and Ask Sunday

India and the Philippines have really led the way in virtual assistants however, over recent years this trend has also progressed to the UK and the US and with a quick Google search you can find many great local assistants.

Turn your phone to grayscale

 Mobiles are addictive things. They’re brilliant, though, I for one, for years, was addicted to Angry Birds. Mobile phones can also be a killer on productivity, steal family and friends time and damage sleep. They are probably the 21st-century cigarettes.

There is one simple, quick and easy way to reduce the addictiveness and the desire to want to be on your phone. It is called grey-scaling. What is grey scaling? Essentially, you are turning all the colours black and white.

So it’s like an old 1950s movie but on your phone. It essentially kills the blue haze background your cellphone off produces..

The instant you do this, going on Facebook, going on any app is nowhere near as fun or exciting because the colours are what give it vitality and addictiveness to the brain. The colours help to create that dopamine hit.

By going on grayscale, you won’t want to be on your phone as much, and you will be able to focus during work on the day to day stuff.

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Work-Life Balance is a myth. Aim for Work-Life Integration

Work-life balance is a myth. The people who talk about work-life balance and tell you how amazing it is.

How important and vital it is, and how if you do not have work-life balance you are the failure are probably:

1) Lying or

2) Selling you courses or books on work-life balance. There is no balance. There never will be balanced because work is important, and so is family life.

Balance means that neither receives the focus they deserve. Sometimes it will get out of kilter. And that’s why what you’ll want to do is you fit your work into your lifestyle and vice-versa. How I’ve done, that is I’ve worked for myself, meaning that I can provide my work around my life and my life around my work.

If you’re working for a big corporate, this will never happen.

They may talk about work-life balance, but in reality, everything is geared towards work and not your life.

So if you want to create a life that’s worth living and engaging with, work for yourself, so you can integrate your work into your life.

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Always have two questions for prospects

 Whenever you are on a business development call, you need to have two questions for every single prospect. Having two questions will triple the number of chances you get to build a relationship with a client. Now, these two questions, they can be on anything recruitment or industry related.

The first one should be the recruitment-focused outcome you are looking for. For example, you want to get the job on with the client who been advertising for that role you have seen. So you do the whole lead chasing bog standard recruitment question. And like the Chumba-Wumba song, you get knocked down. However, you can get right back up again because you have a second question.

The second question can be more creative. If you are looking to play it safe something that is industry-related that you can use to help market to them in the future. Below we have outlined a mini-script to demonstrate what we mean.

YOU: “Hello, Mr. Client. Can I help you with this job?”

CLIENT: “No.”

YOU: “One more question before I go. What are your thoughts on the latest acquisition of X?”

CLIENT: “That is really interesting you asked…..”

You ask the set out the second question and you get their feedback, thoughts and input. You can use this information to market to them in the future or to create a small report which you can use to market.

Having the second question will increase the time that you are able to spend in the phone and will enhance your chances of building that relationship with the client.   

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Write out every goal, every day

Write out every goal.

Write out your goals 10 times a day, in hand with a pen and paper.

Then read it out loud 10 times.

Do this every single day. Why? Because the subconscious validation of writing out these goals means it gets stuck in your brain and becomes something that to the brain feels real and tangible.

Writing creates a physical and emotional connection in the brain creating a feeling a tangibility in the brain.

Reading it out loud all creates the same connection. Doing both of these things will daily reinforce your goal and make it believable and achievable to the brain and subconscious.

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