Friday, October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015  8:55 PM  We are home!  Lynn has some challenges ahead.  We have to crush all his meds and he will be on a liquid diet for 2 weeks but we can muddle through together and make our own schedule.  First thing next week we will seek out a recommendation for a rheumatologist to see if Lynn does have a connective tissue disorder.  All in all things have gone so much better than what we expected.  Thank you all for your prayers.


  1. There are many explanations as to why people do this. And if this resonates with you then I’ve set out below the 3 main reasons why you don’t want to hire a virtual office services right now.

    You think that you’re saving money by doing it yourself. Why pay someone to do tasks when you can do them yourself ? It doesn’t make sense to you. However, those accumulated hours that you spend updating your website, typing up a report or putting together a newsletter are time that you could be focusing on doing client work and attracting new leads. Remember that every minute that you spend on these types of tasks is a minute that you’re not earning money for your business and if this stacks up then it could seriously affect your bottom line.

    Nobody knows your business like you do. That’s true especially if you’ve built the business from scratch yourself. But if you want to grow your business then you need to understand that it’s important to build a team of people to help you. Whether that’s a bookkeeper to handle the finances, or a virtual assistant to manage the back office tasks. If you try to do it all yourself then you’ll end up burnt out and your business will just become a burden on your shoulders. By delegating tasks to others, you will be able to leverage your time so that you can focus on what’s important for your business.

    You’re frightened of damaging your business reputation. Trust is a major issue for people when they start to delegate work to others. How can you trust other people to do a good job and not damage the reputation that you’ve built up with your clients? One way round this is to have a clear set of policies and values for your business and communicate these to anyone that you outsource work to. Also create a contract with terms and conditions for any associates or contractors that you take on so that there is no misunderstanding about what is required.