A Virtual Assistant for Every Entrepreneur
I’m sure you can relate: Between family ties, work obligations, and my passions and hobbies, I often find myself wishing there were more hours in the day to tackle everything I want and need to get done. Especially if you own your own business, the portion of your life devoted to work obligations sometimes rules the roost, taking away precious amounts of time you could spend with family and friends.
Enter Jess Ostroff and her team of virtual assistants at Don’t Panic Management. Jess started working as a virtual assistant in 2009 (and eventually incorporating her business in 2011) because she wanted to help other people become more efficient. With that goal in mind, she has spent the better part of a decade guiding fellow entrepreneurs on the path to outsourcing all the day-to-day tasks that prevent them from focusing on their passions.
If you’ve been feeling overworked and overwhelmed, you won’t want to miss this episode. Tune in as Jess shares how finding the perfect virtual assistant you trust can help you scale your business for growth, be more intentional about your business, and get you back to doing the things you love most.
In This Episode
- The signs an entrepreneur is ready to outsource some of their workload
- How a virtual assistant can fit into your business model
- Which tasks you can (and should) outsource
- Why there is an assistant out there for every entrepreneur
- The importance of listening to your instincts
Quotes in This Episode
“When you find someone that you really trust and that you can train and get really ‘on’ your team, there’s nothing better. Because you get so much of your time back and you get so much of your brain space back.” —Jess Ostroff
“A lot of people start their own businesses because…. [they] have a passion for something… And when your business becomes successful, all of a sudden you don’t even have time to work on that thing that you started your business for because all of the tasks of running that business get in your way.” —Jess Ostroff
“The cool thing is that there are so many different kinds of assistants out there now and so many different people who want to work virtually and have this lifestyle. So you can really find an assistant for anything that you want.” —Jess Ostroff
“Sometimes taking a risk is great, and it can work out really well for your business. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned… it’s listening to my gut and learning when to say yes, and more importantly when to say no.” —Jess Ostroff
“When you can slow down a little bit and be more intentional about your decision-making process and say, ‘Is this right for me,’ you’ll end up making better decisions for the long run.” —Jess Ostroff