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March 27, 2020

Discover the Power of a Great Assistant, with Tim Francis

Episode 152:

Tim Francis is the Founder of Great Assistant, which helps Entrepreneurs get an effective and affordable Assistant who takes over the minutiae you hate doing so you can get back to the work you love. Tim and his team have now placed over 200 Assistants. Tim’s own Assistant, Sarah, has been with him for 5 years, handles 98% of his email inbox, and has allowed him to focus on bigger opportunities such as appearing on Inc.com, Forbes.com, and appearing as a guest lecturer at NYU in New York City.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How getting started in real estate in 2006 and then losing $20,000 to a Ponzi scheme con artist in his 20s opened Tim’s eyes to his own potential
  • How finding his incredible assistant, Sarah, transformed Tim’s business and allowed him to pursue new deals and opportunities
  • Why Tim looks for fit, timing and profitability when evaluating potential clients of his services
  • Why not all virtual assistants are created equal, and why a truly Great Assistant has the skills, experience, time and dedication that can transform your business
  • Why hiring a Great Assistant can cost as little as $1,000 a month, and how Great Assistant manages to attract top talent inexpensively
  • How the Great Assistant Inner Circle service provides ongoing professional development for Great Assistants
  • How Tim learned to turn email control over to his Great Assistant, and how that allows him to be a Transaction Engineer
  • Why distraction is the biggest productivity-killer, and why the more things you have to focus on the less attention you can give to each thing
  • Why Tim recommends you read Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner
  • Why being on either side of a great mentoring relationship can be powerful and transformative, and why the wrong mentor can do incredible damage to your business

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