Why a Personal Assistant may be right for you!

Busy Professional

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

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?

Assistant

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?

Overwhelmed Business Owner

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...]

An effective technique to deal with Adult ADD/ADHD

ADHD and your personal assistant

For adults diagnosed with ADD/ADHD the responsibilities of daily life can be challenging. Routine tasks such as paying the bills on time, organizing family schedules, keeping up with deadlines at work, and other social demands can be overwhelming.  However, with the right tools and techniques it is … [Read more...]

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

YOU organization chart

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...]

How to Hire a Virtual Team Member

Virtual Team

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

coworkers

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...]