Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The last few weeks have definitely been about Time ( no that is not a typo, it's Time with a capital T). Trying to take Time for me, Time for the girls, and Time for Mike....and of course finding Time to work, and getting it all done on Time. I just can't do it all...so then I realised I don't need to do it all....I can delegate.
I read somewhere that really effective people delegate...and really believe that....yet the super-control-freak-I-can-do-it-faster-and-better side has been slow to come around. Now the want-to-do-my-own-thing-side is dragging her to the curb and knocking some sense into her.
The other thing that has happened in the last few weeks is that Kim who handles MNC's blog and newsletter has had to take a step back to spend more Time with her family and her day job. Don't worry girls she is still designing for us, just not blogging for us anymore. All of this had led to my decision to hire an assistant.
Now to clarify a few things, I do have a few girls who work for MNC, in a creative capacity, but what I really need is a different type of person.
So hear is where my story gets interesting...I sat down and made a list of all of the duties that I would need in an assistant and what kind of personality I would need...it goes something like this:
Seeking nurturing, calm, organized, no drama girl, to work in a crazy, messy, change direction in a moments notice environment with unpredictable, unfocused, overworked, overstressed artist type, who can be bossy, but is ever grateful and a lot of fun. Computer skills are necessary, you will be blogging, facebooking, emailing, and formatting on a desktop publisher...you don't need training in any of these things but can't run screaming from the room if you see a computer. No Mac girls please...this is a PC shop as that is what our Tech guy is good at and he works for love.(mine not yours) The hours are unpredictable, some weeks more then others but are flexible as to time of day and much can be done at home if you have a PC. Scrapbooking skills are not necessary, but if you love product, bonus' may come in that format. You must be a self starter, tracker and mind reading skills would also help! Oh and you must like dogs and drive (the two things are not related). The pay is nominal but the rewards are great! Shop closes for December and most of the summer. Great for SAHM or retired person.
I really tried to narrow it down and make it simpler and sound more appealing...is a help wanted ad a little like a first date, you want to put your best foot forward? or should you be honest and spell it out like it is? As you can see I have never done this before.