LOS ANGELES—I was reading an article in Forbes today called “5 Things Overacheivers Do Not Do.” TJ McCue penned the article that looks at what you should NOT do if you want to be a high achiever. He talked about not thinking small, not asking permission, not using e-mail before 9 a.m., not ending weakly, and not trying to do it all yourself.

That last point is where a virtual assistant comes in. Let’s listen in to McCue’s reasoning and notice how he specifically points out the value of virtual assistants in his fourth point, which is: Go-Getters Do Not Try To Do It All Themselves.

“Did you read that post years ago about a Wall Street Journal reporter who tried to hire out ALL of his work to a virtual assistant (VA)? He even tried to send his VA to his therapy appointment. His therapist drew the line and said no, that he had to attend his therapy sessions on his own. Trying to do everything yourself is a recipe for face plants. Not good.”

I agree. I used to try to do it all myself. I was a horrible delegator. But there came a time when there were no more hours in the day to work and too many opportunities to pass up. So I did what every overachiever should do: I hired a virtual assistant. Indeed, I have virtual assistants for transcribing, virtual assistants for social media, virtual assistants for all sorts of tasks.

What about you? Are you a high achiever? Do you want to be? You can achieve a lot more with a  virtual assistant. A virtual assistant can handle the repetitious, time-consuming tasks that bog you down. A virtual assistant can free you to pursue the more complex work and revenue-generating opportunities.

So what are you waiting for? Be an overachiever. Hire a virtual assistant today. It may seem like more work at first because you have to train your virtual assistant to flow with you. But in the long-term you’ll maximize your time and your opportunities.