Last week was oh-so-unproductive. I hardly did any of my guest posts for March’s blog tour, did a tiny bit of writing that I won’t actually be using, and… that’s pretty much it.
I did sell some books though. And I saw some people. Which reminded me that it is important to stop and smell the roses. To enjoy time with the people in my life, and to invite more awesome people in; to celebrate achievements or even just to pig out on chocolate for an evening. This is life.
It’s back to business-as-usual this week, but with a difference. I’m determined to get my morning walks in because they set a good tone for the rest of the day. The to-do list has regained its rightful place (front and center / centre) and I’m letting myself get through things at a human pace.
One of my to-do’s is an idea from Joanna Penn’s latest interview about using a virtual assistant. Oddly, my mum actually brought this up the other day as well. It’s about all those little jobs that can be outsourced to other people. I’ve already begun to do this (cover design, illustration, editing, formatting & proofreading*) but I’d like to do more of this as time goes on, so I’m only left with the stuff that either I HAVE to do (like, you know, write more books) or stuff I enjoy doing (like, uh, writing more books lol).
The table is split into three areas:
- Things I don’t like doing
- Thinks I cannot do to a professional, quality standard
- Things I should not do (as the boss-lady of this here operation)
I’m going to tackle this list before heading into work today. I’m curious though – what jobs do you outsource? And what jobs do other people outsource to you?
*You can see some of the people I use for these services under the new ‘services’ menu. This is under construction so check back in the near future for updates.