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Live In Your Zone of Genius: Why You Need A Virtual Assistant

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Want to know the best thing I’ve ever done to maximize my productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness (all while decreasing my burnout?). The answer is simple! I hired a virtual assistant.

This single thing is the biggest productivity tip and time management leson that I can give.

As a working professional, mom of 3 and small business owner for the past 14 years, I’ve basically white knuckled my way through all the admin tasks. I just figured I can do something – so why pay someone else to do it?

From reconciling my own Quickbooks, to editing my own Youtube videos and managing my own calendar, I was doing all the things and it was leaving me burned out because I was working in my Zone of Competence (or Incompetence) or heck even Drudgery.

But, it is possible to consistently occupy your Zone of Genius. Once you start offloading and delegating tasks and  in this episode I’m going to step you through how to do so with your virtual assistant.

Show Highlights include:

  • The various zones (Zone of Genius, Zone of Excellence, Zone Competence, Zone of Incompetence) and figuring out which zone you’re working and living in most of the time (03:33)
  • The importance of operating in your Zone of Genius to propel your businesses first (04:15)
  • The biggest mistake I see people make when they are contemplating hiring a virtual assistant is not recognizing their own worth and the value of their time (09:37)
  • Why time is more valuable than money (10:28)
  • The different kinds of virtual assistants you can employ for your specific needs – executive, task based, social media, copywriting, video editing, graphic design, medical assistant, etc (12:03)
  • How to formulate your delegation task list so that you discover which type of VA is right for you (15:58)
  • The importance of creating systems and work flows with your virtual assistant (16:59)
  • The necessary mindset shifts that are required prior to hiring a virtual assistant – that you don’t have to do it all and in fact someone might be able to do it better than you! (18:11)
  • Using a task management system to onboard and train your virtual assistant (24:00)

Interested in learning how to train and onboard your virtual assistant? Enroll now in Train Your Best VA and save $100 by July 15. Unicorn VAs aren’t found. They’re created. Learn the systems necessary.

Take a listen to this important episode.


I'm Rupa Wong.

Hi! I'm Dr. Rupa Wong. Physician. Private Practice Owner. Mama to 3 kids. Managing Partner. Educator. Textbook Author. Conference Co-Founder. Mentor. I am more than just one thing, even as a doctor and I bet you are too. I would love to help you envision the life you want, and then get after it. What are you waiting for?


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