Type A people, we all know one or more. For me, I know one quite intimately and sometimes even she can drive me nuts! It’s ME!! Yes, there I’ve said it. Hi I’m Cindy and I’m a type A!
So I said how it can drive me nuts and that’s because so many times I’ve needed to get something done and while there were competent (really, maybe? See there’s that doubt ha) people around to help, I just couldn’t reach out to them therefore I probably frazzled my own self.
If you’re like me, you know exactly what I’m talking about here. It’s very hard when you just don’t want to hand over the reins to someone else and even worse if you do let go and it’s done not to your standards.
In the business world, far too many times there’s a business person who is trying to do it all and coming up empty and wondering why. They’re sitting at their desk staring at what I call “post it world”, the planner and/or scheduler and the eyes are just glazing over and all of a sudden, hands on the side of the head, those words come out “I don’t know where to start” or “how am I ever going to get this all done I’m overwhelmed”. Nope, you’re not overwhelmed, busy or even disorganized, quite simply you’re just In Demand and that’s a good thing!
Nowadays there is a plethora of tasks that can be handed over to a virtual assistant. Many do have hesitation and resistance at first, and most of the time it could be the lack of knowing more about what and how a virtual assistant works. However, in every instance I’ve seen and worked in, that type A business person learns pretty fast just what a lifesaver and well, lifegiver their VA has become to them.
In our personal world giving in to help can be another challenge as well. I know for me, when I decide to do something I get right to it and “git r done”, however, there are those times when a project may be a little more than I anticipated or even knew a lot about, nonetheless I was going to tackle it and do it myself! Lately, I’ve gotten myself into those “situations” and have had to ask for help. It kills me to ask for help of any kind!! I’m that person who wants to do it all myself, my own way, my own terms and just get it done or get through it but sometimes it just doesn’t work that way. For me now, sometimes what I’m doing does require the assistance of that second person, I mean I have three dogs but every time I ask them for help I get the same thing, they hold up their front paws and say “uh sorry no thumbs” ugh give me a break guys! So I ask my hubby who, if he hasn’t yet done so, will offer assistance to which I am always thankful for and appreciate and who will either do it as I would, ask how I want it done, do it better than I even would have and always is happy to help and makes the job a whole ‘lotta fun at the same time!
Yes, it’s hard being a type A but even harder frustrating ourselves, worrying, stressing out and even maybe getting sick over. So in conclusion, don’t be afraid to ask for help, step outta your comfort zone (I know it’s hard) and hire a VA, ask family or friends for help and sit back, relax and breathe!! Being a Type A doesn’t mean you can’t just kick back sometimes!