Sunday, November 29, 2009
In today's fast-paced, busy society, many professionals struggle with achieving balance between their professional and personal responsibilities while still trying to find time for relaxation.
This ongoing imbalance is a great stress producer for busy professionals, especially for dual income families who have to juggle taking care of family members as well as accommodating pets. According to Good Morning America, “Absentee-ism among career professionals has tripled at the work place in the last year due to stress”, ABC TV Fall 2006.
Realizing the demand placed on these busy professional, My Personal Assistant was created to provide assistance with achieving a Health Work/ Life Balance.
“Work & Life are so intertwined for many people that there is no clear boundary defining where one begins and the next ends. An even, if an individual can identify that boundary, they may have difficulty routinely living within either realm.
The Holiday Season has begun and I'm always amazed at the stress it causes for many, although this time of sharing, caring, and giving should be a time of "joy", for many....it is not!! There are many individuals who have yet to master their normal everyday routine, so to add more demands on top of an already hectic lifestyle, just generally creates "unnecessary chaos" for many.
This is where My Personal Assistant's expertise can be fully utilized....allow us to DE-STRESS your Holidays with a little Lifestyle Management.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
An effective Personal Assistant can add value to your personal life as well as business, by looking after all the minor details, while you focus on the "majors" in your life.
When you're too busy, or simply have more important things to do, having a personal assistant can help you with almost anything, including:
*Special Reservations – for theatre, cinema or restaurant
*Travel plans and bookings – from long weekends to major expeditions
*Personalized party plans – weddings, birthdays or special outings
*High-quality domestic services – decorating, repairing and cleaning
People who have personal assistants such as politicians, business tycoons, entertainment moguls, company executives and celebrities are literally free from doing daily tasks and can fully concentrate on their jobs and routine because there is somebody who takes care of everything they need.
But, aside from having somebody who can do all the errands, there is more to having a personal assistant, this is having the peace of mind that everything that you need to do and everything that should be done is taken care of without you doing a single thing except giving out specific instructions.
What do you get from a personal assistant?
Depending on the description of their job, a personal assistant can be considered as the most reliable person around an employer or a boss. This is because he or she does everything in order to make the employer feel less stressed and can concentrate more on the task ahead. The personal assistant does this by ensuring that everything—from office work and other menial tasks—are properly taken cared of.
A Personal Assistant (PA) is expected to maintain the business, the household, and the social calendar of his or her employer. The PA is expected to do all the scheduling of all appointments for the boss, be it in the business or personal life. He or she is also in-charge of making all travel arrangements in local and international destinations while handling all the events and functions of the employer. Since the PA is one of the closest people in the boss's circle, he or she takes charge in various social planning and meetings.
Aside from overseeing personal, office, home and business affairs, the personal assistant is also expected to do public relations and media works for the employer. He or she also handles all mail matters, writes the correspondences to different people, does the money-matter affairs such as paying the bills, bookkeeping, and maintaining the account, as well as maintaining personal or business files.
The PA also handles the maintenance of private contact database and does the coordination for various business conferences and meetings. She or he also takes charge of menial tasks such as monitoring computer and office supplies, and writing personal invitations, greeting cards and even thank-you notes.
For a PA to become effective, he or she must have at least two to three years of experience as a personal PA either in a home or office set up. The PA must also have knowledge in computers, especially in running basic programs in the computer such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and others, and should possess strong communication skills, have keen organization skills and display people skills.
Other benefits of having a PA is that you can rely on somebody to get the things that need to be done-done!. And if you are nice enough to the PA, you might have a personal companion and a friend who you can trust in times of need...now that's a REAL BENEFIT!