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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post about money and priorities on Corporette, I thought it might be interesting to ask: how much help do you have in your life? Do you have a nanny, au pair, or other paid childcare worker in your life? Do you have unpaid helpers like parents or siblings who help you out regularly? Do you have a killer assistant at work who you rely on for a lot of gatekeeping/scheduling needs? Do you have a cleaning service, lawn service, snow removal service, etc? Do you use a personal shopper? Do you regularly use virtual assistant services? Do you have a personal assistant or chef, or have you found other ways to get help with those tasks such as hiring someone local to meal prep for you or keeping a subscription to a meal delivery service? How about a personal trainer, or a headhunter who’s been extraordinarily helpful over more than just one job?
We’ve talked about a lot of this on the blog before, but I’d love to hear about your current situation… some of our previous discussions include:
- How to Hire an Assistant at the Office (and How to Delegate To Your Assistant)
- I Tried To Use Virtual Assistants to Delegate Family Tasks – Here’s How It Went
- How to Hire a Personal Trainer
- How to Hire a Cleaning Service
- How to Level Up Your Childcare
- How to Upgrade Personal Services
- How to Hire a Housekeeper or House Manager (inspired by this amazing Medium article listing all the help a self-made millionaire has at home)
- How to Use a Personal Assistant (with tips from a friend who actually used to be a personal assistant to a a wealthy businessman)
- Have Your Parents Helped You In Your Career? (this was a fun discussion, based on a study that found that post-college, 75% of parents were reminding children of deadlines and making appointments for them)
Readers, I’d love to hear from you, though — how much help do you have in your life — from nannies to work assistants to personal shoppers or trainers or more? What has made the biggest impact? Has it changed through the years, e.g., before or after children, marriage, certain jobs, or more?
(Note that there is a version of this post over at Corporette also, but it feels like this might be a very different discussion for parents, so this post is for you guys!)
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