Relationships and Partnerships in a Virtual World
It was a lovely day yesterday, what makes some days more special than others is when we get to have one of our clients visit us. Before we talk about the visit and how immensely happy her Virtual assistant was to meet her in person, a little about Tina.
Being a mom and a successful entrepreneur had her wearing too many hats at all times. Meeting her prospective clients, preparing newer strategies, keeping with latest marketing trends, updating her social media accounts and checking emails. And then there is always something that is urgent and needs to be taken care of right away which throws your calendar and all your planning for a toss. She knew she had to do something about this. Her hectic schedule was taking toll on her health and personal relationships. She wanted to go on a vacation with her daughter but she just didn’t have the time.
Hiring a virtual assistant was a big step for her. Trusting someone, whom she never met with her everyday work, create reports, do research for her latest marketing strategy, and manage other business and personal tasks was a giant leap for her. It took time for her to realize that it was time to have someone else do the job while she can monitor the final report and not do it all herself. Delegating tasks initially needs planning and after a while you get used to the concept and that’s when you realize the true potential of virtual freedom.
Brijesh is her Personal assistant, having spoken too each other on countless occasions he knew her just like he knows his neighbors. From her favorite coffee Macchiato to her latest presentation, he is the know it all guy. When starbucks opened in Mumbai near our office, he was one of the first one’s to go get himself a taste of their macchiato!
What makes him a valuable asset is his teamwork. He co-ordinates with her in-house team and take care of all the tasks, of team members. He is a common denominator in the equation. Tasks Everyday doesn’t limit the use of a virtual assistant with one individual. Just like any family or a business set up, each and every member works in collaboration with each other, it stays the same in virtual set up as well.
Nurturing lasting relationships in this virtual world comes naturally to us human beings. When Tina had to travel to India from USA with her daughter, she knew she wouldn’t be alone in this journey. Brijesh took care of booking travel, giving her the insiders scoop, even talking to her cab driver in local language to make sure she gets best travel deals, places to visit and not to visit and plan her day, all was taken care of. They have a rapport with each other that comes with trust and time.
Tina and her daughter had fabulous time in India they visited Jaipur, Agra, Delhi , Kerala and on her way back she made a stop at Mumbai to meet Brijesh. When they met they discussed about work delegation, travel stories and how she found India so different and mystic that you have to see it to believe it. Discussions continued over Chinese food and how thrilled she was to finally have this time off away from her work and finally make this trip with her daughter. They had quality time with each other and more importantly Tina did not have to worry about on what was going on back home at work, as she knew it was taken care off!