Meet Rachel Henry

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How I got help to improve my day-to-day and work flow

When is it a good time to ask for help to do your admin work, schedule your day, and revise your writing? It took me a long time to do this. I used to think that I had to do it all, and I was becoming increasingly scattered and forgetful even though I have a To-Do notebook.

I researched how to get organized efficiently, and I read several articles about the importance of working with a virtual assistant. I didn’t think that I was a candidate for this, because I was not running a business at the time. I don’t generate an income, I don’t sell anything, so how can I have an assistant? Why do I need an assistant?

You don’t have to have an excuse nor a business when you want help! I looked for virtual assistants in different places and wrote to them, interviewed many. I chose to work with Rachel, who resonated most with me and my work.

Meet Rachel

Rachel is a writer, yoga teacher, videographer and works with sound. A perfect fit for the work I want to do with my blog and social media.

Photo by Trevor Drudge

Photo by Trevor Drudge

We had a few long chats about my blog and my ideas at the beginning of our working relationship. I always feel the need for an understanding of my ideas and an exchange of thoughts. Many people don’t take time for initial contact, and that is fine. Everyone has a working style.

Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

So, what does a virtual assistant do?

Rachel reviews all my blog posts, and she tweaks them where necessary, making sure that my voice is still on the written pieces. She does market research and my Facebook ads. She has also researched for a short story that I am writing.

I recently had a health scare (all is well), and I became very scattered. I called Rachel, and she created an online schedule on a digital planner. We can both add things to it, and I asked her to hold me accountable to stay on track. Gentle reminders ping in my phone, and this is so good!

Some more things that a virtual assistant can do for you:

·      Research for a trip: find out the best restaurants, good places to stay and visit. Research car rentals, train schedules, and more.

·      Design your digital schedule and help you stay on track.

·      Revise your writing.

·      Organize your admin work.

·      Send you notifications.

·      Write to your contacts or prepare the written work for you to add your personal touch and send it off.

·      Make appointments.

·      Write your blog posts and social media posts.

·      Schedule your social media posts.

·      Edit and tweak your podcast.

·      Edit and tweak videos for our social media.

 I am so happy that I am working with Rachel. My work is flowing more, and I am on track! We meet virtually at the end of the month and create a schedule, and if I fall off the wagon, I get gentle reminders.

 How do you organize your day-to-day? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you need help and are afraid or anxious to reach out?


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Rachel Henry Creatives Web site and how to contact her

Rachel Henry on Instagram

Main Photo by Trevor Drudge

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