Too Much To Do? Too Little Time?

Are you always rushing to catch up? Do you have an enormous “To Do’ list that seems to grow each day? Getting a Personal Assistant is a step in the right direction! At Summit PA we provide affordable personal assistants (PA) to busy individuals who need 3- 40 hours of support per week.  Your PA … [Read more...]

Why a Personal Assistant may be right for you!

If you are a busy professional that never seems to have enough hours in a day, hiring a Personal Assistant can be a step in the right direction.  With a PA you can be more productive, reduce your stress level, and most of all spend your time on what matters. Celebrities and famous people have … [Read more...]

The NOT To-do list

One of my favorite productivity techniques is the “NOT To-do list” unlike its cousin the To-do list the longer this list gets the less intimidating it becomes.  There are many tasks that end up on your plate that don’t impact your goals but adversely affect your time.  So what do you do with the … [Read more...]

What can my assistant help me with?

A personal assistant sometimes referred to as a PA works closely with you helping you make the best use of your time. The relationship you build is not a servant/master relationship but a professional relationship that is based on respectful boundaries and mutual respect. At Summit PA every … [Read more...]

Why do people find it so difficult to delegate?

In our business we see the struggle that people go through before they are comfortable delegating personal tasks. They know they need to delegate but the decision to do so takes time, for some it takes a few days for others months. Why do people find it so difficult to delegate, especially … [Read more...]

Do You Own Your Business or Does Your Business Own You?

As small business owners we wear many different hats. During the day we may have to go from being the receptionist to the CEO to the janitor. Then, somewhere in the midst of doing all of that, we also have to do the things we get paid to do, the things we are passionate about. It’s no surprise that … [Read more...]

Effectively Managing a Virtual Team

Your business has grown and you have hired a great team member but they are working virtually. Here are tips to help nurture this unique but common work environment. The Virtual Office.1) Determine the work hours:  The strength of working virtually is that the work can be completed almost anytime.  … [Read more...]

How to Hire a Virtual Team Member

You’re drowning in work—a victim of your own success.  And now you need help–someone who can work with little supervision.  Your needs can be met virtually by a team member working as an employee, independent contractor, or service provider (such as a Bookkeeper, Admin Assistant, Personal Assistant, … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Effective Delegation

Delegation is an effective time management skill.  It is defined as the ability to effectively empower others to work on your behalf. In simpler terms, it’s your ability to get things done by using the time and skill of another. Here are some steps to be effective. 1) Define the goal you are … [Read more...]