#27 | Hiring an Assistant

Hiring an assistant

Still on Workation

While I think my editing skills did a pretty good job for the most part, if you hear any background noise it’s just my family being themselves 🙂

There are more important things than skills when finding an assistant.

While it would be great to find an assistant that can do everything you need right out the gate, it’s just never going to happen. Pretty much all skills are learnable. Yes, some are easier than others, but for the most part they can be taught.

What can not be taught is having a certain personality. Therefore, that should be one of the biggest things you observe during the hiring process.

What you need to have on your end

Training

Training is a big component when hiring an assistant. If certain skillsets are not required for the assistant position, then you need to make sure you have a training protocol set up for your business when brining on someone new.

Processes

And a great way to keep track of those trainings are will processes. The great thing about hiring an assistant is this is an area they can help with if you don’t have all your processes written down.

Process Street is one tool mentioned in the episode. You can also check out Lucid Chart.

Communication is Key

One of the biggest ways you will have success with an assistant is to have clear communication with them. Unfortunately, humans are not mind readers, so you need to make sure you convey what you want clearly to them.

My Imperfections

I also share the areas that I could use some improvement. I know, it’s so hard to accept that I’m not perfect. However…with an assistant I may just get that much closer to becoming perfect!

Michael Hyatt’s latest book: Your World Class Assistant

While the pre-sale campaign is over, you don’t have to wait too long until Michael’s newest book, Your World Class Assistant, comes out in October.

However, in the meantime, you can go through his Win With Assistants video series to get some great tips on how to utilize and work with an assistant.

You should also check out the episode we did earlier this year on his book, Free To Focus, where he shares the 4 zones that you can categorize the work you do. Having an assistant work on the items that fall in your drudgery zone is a great way to free up your time to work on the creative and strategy areas of your business.

Until next time…

Dianna

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