10 Signs You Need a Personal Assistant
It’s not always easy to ask for help. The pressure to do everything you have to do and to do it all with a smile, can be overwhelming. The worst part is, we often volunteer for, or say yes to things we know we should have said no to. Some of us have started to believe that being frazzled, busy, and overworked is the norm. It doesn’t have to be that way! A personal assistant may be just what you need to take some time back for yourself while still getting everything on your to-do list done.
It’s not always easy to ask for help.
Now you might be thinking. “It’s just one more thing. I can handle it. No big deal.” Or perhaps you’re thinking, “Well, if my colleagues are doing it all, maybe I should just grin and bear it.”
We have all been in that place before. Then, when it comes time to do just one more thing you could end up feeling one – resentful, exhausted, worried, or in the worst cases – defeated.
Carver Concierge doesn’t want you to feel that rollercoaster of negative emotions. We want you to take control of your time, and crush your to-do list with energy and happiness to spare. That’s why we want to share 10 signs you need a personal assistant below. Read through them, and see if any of them sound familiar. If they do, it might be time to call for backup!
1. You haven’t taken a vacation because the idea of having to do your own planning, researching, and booking sounds exhausting.
Traveling can be stressful, but who wants to be stressed out when the whole point of a getaway is to relax? Bringing a personal assistant from Carver Concierge on board to plan your trip can transport you from overtaxed to vacation-ready in no time.
“The most stressful part of taking a trip is the travel planning stage, making the itinerary, packing and making the travel arrangements” According to Tourism Analysis
Imagine this…your family wants to go out of town, you give us the times and dates, and we arrange flights, hotels, car rentals, and anything else related to the trip. We can even pack your bags for you, book nightly reservations for the hottest restaurants in town, and get you tickets to the shows and attractions in your destination. All you have to do is show up. Okay, you might have to bring your passport too if you’re going overseas, but we’ll cover the rest. Now, doesn’t that sound way more fun and relaxing than trying to do and book it all yourself?
2. Your Home Owners Association (HOA) sent another reminder to pressure wash your driveway, and maintain your yard.
You barely have time to eat lunch during the busy workday, how can you possibly find time to take care of the upkeep of your driveway and lawn, let alone find someone else to do it for you? That’s one of the many tasks a lifestyle management company can tackle for you. Some of the best local businesses are on our preferred providers and vendors list. We’ll keep the HOA at bay while you focus on something else.
3. Your guest room looks like Wal-Mart on Black Friday, and you have guests coming to stay with you.
It’s safe to say we’ve all been there, but luckily for you, you have access to a Carver Concierge and we can tame the chaos. We’ll make quick work of organizing and cleaning your space, and ensure it is guest-ready in no time. Our team can even arrange airport pickup, and provide an itinerary if your guests would like to see some of the tourist attractions in your city while they stay with you.
4. You have a list of appointments to schedule but no time to do it during the workday.
The kids need a teeth cleaning, your spouse asked you to schedule a meeting with the accountant for quarterly taxes, and you’re overdue for a touch up at the salon. While you’re at it, the dogs need to be groomed and have to get their annual shots. How can you schedule all of these appointments when you’re working a 9-5? Simple! Give your schedule and your list to your personal assistant who can make all the bookings for you. We may not be able to get your haircut for you, but we can schedule it.
5. Home projects need to be done, but you don’t know who to call or have time to be home to get them done.
Any home improvement project you can think of, we have someone in mind that would be just perfect for the job. From landscapers and house painters to interior decorators and pool cleaning services. When you work with Carver Concierge, you get instant access to our carefully curated list of professional partners. Without even breaking a sweat, your honey-do list just became your honey done list!
6. A four-hour waiting window for a service provider is out of the question.
There are few things as frustrating as a cable guy telling you he’ll be there between 8 a.m. and noon. You have things to do, and don’t have time to sit twiddling your thumbs waiting on him to show up, only to cancel and reschedule at 11:30 a.m. What if someone else could wait for you, and handle some organization or other tasks around the house while they wait on your behalf? If this sounds good, then it might be yet another sign you need a personal assistant.
7. The pile at the front door of returns and charitable donations to be dropped off seem to be growing.
We all mean well when we get the idea to donate to charity. The problem is good intentions never seem to handle themselves. Before we know it, we’ve had a bag of clothes and a box of canned goods that were intended to be dropped off by Thanksgiving are still sitting there come New Year’s Eve.
Then, there’s the bag of clothes you bought that didn’t look quite the way they did in the department store that you have been meaning to return. The 90-day window to return them is fast approaching, and you don’t know when you’ll have time to get that taken care of either.
Instead of trying to squeeze it all in, call in reinforcements, and consider both tasks done! We’ll return the clothes, drop off the charitable donations, and bring back the receipts before you can say “thank God it’s Friday!”
8. The kids have five birthday parties to attend this month, but the thought of hitting Target after work or at lunch to find presents makes you want to pull your hair out.
What if instead of pulling your hair out, you give your personal assistant a budget, and a list of age groups to shop for, and they buy and wrap the presents for you? We’re betting that sounds a lot less stressful. And, that’s our goal. We want to give you back time for relaxation, while still helping you meet the busy demands of day to day life.
9. You’re going out of town need someone to check on the house/get the mail/ fill the fridge upon your return/etc…
Regardless of the reason you’re heading out of town, you shouldn’t have to worry about anything going on at home while you’re away. A personal assistant can take care of everything for you so that your focus can stay on the trip you’re on at the moment. Carver Concierge can hold, forward, or check your mail, and make sure you have fresh milk and eggs when you get back. After all, there’s nothing worse than getting home from traveling only to have to run to the market to get the essentials.
10. You work really hard and deserve to have time to enjoy your life, but don’t ever seem to get to do that.
When is the last time you and your partner went out for a night on the town? What about your kids – are you missing out on important moments like soccer games or ballet recitals? When was the last time you took a day for yourself to go to the spa, get a massage or even have time to curl up with a good book? If you’re struggling to remember the last time you enjoyed any of these things, it’s time you hired a personal assistant.
At Carver Concierge we believe that if it doesn’t bring you joy, or make you money, it should be on our to-do list, not yours. You don’t have to do it all, and you shouldn’t try to. You deserve to have time for yourself, your family, and all the things that mean the most to you.
Schedule your personal consultation today, so you can breathe easier tomorrow. Give us a call at (813)-546-4070. We look forward to making your life a little less hectic.