Okay, they say good help is hard to find. Well, they couldn’t be more right! I have been looking for an assistant to help with some small business tasks for a while. Needless to say, it hasn’t worked out like I had hoped it
would. However, in many cases you needn’t look any farther than your friends and family for help. Some of my family members will tell you how they’ve helped me put mailings together, or added people to my newsletter after speaking engagements. They’re happy to do it because they know it takes work off my plate. Who is within your circle of friends and family that can help you out?
Everyone wants to get organized, or live an organized life. Besides “Getting in Shape” it is one of the top New Year’s Resolutions. So figure out how you can help those around you do it, and in-turn they will be able to help you. Is there an errand that is on your way from home work that you can do instead of sending out your spouse for a special trip? Can you trade babysitting time with a friend so you can work on getting your homes organized? Can you lend out your teenager to help a neighbor get organized in exchange for some assistance hauling trash away to the dump?
Start to think creatively. You will be surprised as to how easy and obvious the solutions become. When you can barter, trade, and exchange assistance with others everyone wins. If you can work together with friends, remember that “many hands make light work.”