Do you tend to overbook yourself and manage your calendar poorly? Are you even factoring downtime? 

Let’s face it. 

We are not our own best assistant. It’s hard to stay committed to the things we said we’re going to do.

This is why we need accountability.

We need someone to help us protect our time and our focus, to help hold all those details that stress us out, and to help us make sure we’re showing up as our best.

Without an executive assistant, you end up being the assistant. 

Today, I talk about how your EA can be the stabilizing force you need in your business. I’m going to share what it looks for EAs to create stability, some tips in finding the right person, and how you can lay the foundation for success so you can ultimately feel supported in the way you want.

With an EA as your stabilizing force, you can relax because you know they’ve got it covered.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How EAs can help us feel stable
  • What it looks like for our EA to provide stability
  • How to know you’ve hired the right person
  • Two points of caution before hiring an EA
  • How to lay a successful foundation for your EA
  • What not to do in an employer-EA relationship

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Supporting Resources:

Four Qualities I look for in an EA (Episode 62)

What the Right EA Can Do For You: Behind the Scenes with our Client Lauren Pawell (Episode 57)

Executives and Their Assistants: a behind the scenes look with my EA (Episode 41)

Preparing For Your First (Or Next) Hire (Episode 36)

The Podcast Episode Your Assistant Needs to Hear (Episode 14)

Motivation for a Distributed Team: Getting The Best From Your Remote Workers (Episode 22)

Why You Should Still Delegate Even When You Can Do It All (Episode 42)


Episode Credits

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

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