Assistants, Consultants and Three R’s

by bxrtley

Assistants and consultants have more in common than I thought. Some overlapping values:

Remote. Red flag if you’re working for someone who needs face-time on demand and every time. Codependency is around the corner.

Results. Some tasks are results-oriented. No meetings or retreats necessary.

Respect. Employer hold all the money, not all your time. Go beyond the call of duty, but not at the expense of your self-respect.

Employers and clients have expectations, but so do you. Set clear boundaries. It gives you leverage and longevity. All things considered, a stellar assistant is really a consultant in disguise.