Personal Assisting; Assisting a Person
When I was just a small child, my mother found me in my room one day. I was happily, alphebetizing my vhs tapes, so I believe strongly that I have always had a "nack" for organization. Then, as a teenager, I had a paying job. Well, I was getting paid to organize fellow students lockers, binders, etc. And I would often help my girlfriends (and guyfriends sometimes) shop, dress, and get up in the morning . Even how to eat and excercise sometimes too. I relized years ago that I was born to assist people and I would be a great personal assistant. I proved that by working in the corporate world as one for over seven years. I would like to speak to you about being "out" of the coporate world (if you can) as a person's personal assistant.
There are definate things you will need to be in this buisness. As, far as electronics; a good phone with a caledar/alarm, (if you can afford,or when you can afford it) a laptop or tablet. Office supplies; you need a planner, for notes and appts,etc. multiple pens, a permente marker, just believe me on that one. and a pencile and paper. Definatly need a reliable vehicle. Mentallity; Spine of steel. Testicle of bull. Complete professionalism at all times.
There are a few things or events that might test these skills with the best of us though. And that is when I say "try not to get too personal with personal assisting". At the end of the day it is just a job. You become apart of this persons life. You have to keep your life separate.
Step 1: The most important attribute to being a PA is being and staying organized. That is the reason for the planner, phone( with calender and alarm) ans tablet or laptop. This is for setting reminders, appointments, research, and so on.
Step 2: You need to be able to multi-task. You need to keep your life separate. therefore, you have two schedules, not one, two. Keeping a schedule will help to keep from overloading you, but you have to...