In October of 2010, my life became a lot more productive when I hired a new personal assistant who handled all of the mundane, tedious tasks that I didn’t want to think about. He increasingly became a key part of my life since he allowed me to be productive while I attended to more important things. Unfortunately, after twenty months of working together, his effectiveness decreased and so did my tolerance for less-than-stellar results paired with slow turnaround times, so I gave him the proverbial “boot” and fired him.
Thirty minutes of life without a personal assistant passed and I couldn’t bear to expend any more brainpower on the dull administrative tasks that I’d delegated in the past, so I began a search for a replacement assistant. After one hour of copious research on a few replacements,I finally arrived at a wonderful new team of assistants who have been making my life much more productive and peachy than it ever was before.
During my first week as a customer with my new assistants, my tasks have included the following:
- Find out the cost of the sewer taxes for my property and the details to submit payment
- Research the cheapest, best quality helium tank online, purchase it, and have it shipped to my house
- Find a few options for a transparent case for my new Macbook Pro w/ Retina Display
- Schedule my next dentist appointment and place all relevant details on my calendar
- Review and proofread an editorial that I will post online
- Find the next Snarky Puppy concert near my house, place the details on my calendar and invite my cousin to the calendar entry
- Find a place with great reviews that can produce 2″ x 2.5″ rubber stamps for me and let me know the cost
- Call Mercedes Benz to find out the cost and part number for my driver’s door rear speaker grill
- Purchase brake sensors for my Lexus LS460L that cost less than $130 each
Each task was completed within 30 minutes, with the majority of tasks being completed in 10 minutes or less. This was significantly better than my prior assistant who would sometimes take 3 to 4 days to get mentally prepared to think about thinking about starting each task.
One completed task that made me happier than our guinea pig eating a piece of watermelon was the last task on the list. I’d requested that Fancy Hands locate front and rear brake sensors for my car to get rid of the elusive “BRAKE PAD WEAR” message on the dashboard, which remained after I completed my brake job earlier this month. I requested that the dealership not replace the sensors after they informed me that these sensors cost $300 each to replace. When I did my own search, the cheapest price that I could find online was $200 for the set. My new team of assistants responded to my email within 20 minutes with three locations where I could purchase the sensors for between $110 and $130 for the pair. Then they took things a step further and called my local auto supply stores and located a place that sold the sensors for $11.99 each. ELEVEN NINETY-NINE in US currency! Then they took the liberty of reserving the part at the store for me to pick up the following day and then placed a reminder on my calendar for me to drive to the store and make the purchase. It took me 30 seconds to send the email and as a result, they saved me over $500!
There were numerous additional stellar experiences that I’ve had since signing up and I am happy that I took the plunge to get rid of “Geremy Jr” and start a new relationship with a team of assistants whose happiness is dependent on my productivity and satisfaction!