I want to let you in on a little secret I have shared with only my closest friends and family. Life is so much easier when you hire an assistant or as I prefer to refer to my help....a concierge. ( We are ordering some 5 star service here) We have all heard the advice to Let Go and Let God. This is my rendition of this sage advice however I beefed it up for maximum efficiency and satisfaction.
Everyone feels like they have to do everything themselves at one point or another. It doesn't matter if it's laundry and housecleaning or bringing in the big deal for the company or planning the annual Christmas party at work. We can all use a little help. My solution is to hire a concierge or an assistant. My assistant/ concierge is named Michael. He is gay because it makes things easier with my husband, bald because I like that and sassy...for fun. He is a former employee of Oprah so he is used to going above and beyond the ask to really WOW his employers. Anything I ask him to do is as good as done and not just finished done, but knock your socks off done. Anytime I have a trip or an event or some daunting task I call up Michael and assign it to him. Now, we are all clear that Michael is an imaginary assistant and by call I mean I put my thumb to ear and my pinky to my mouth in a mock phone...yes? I tell Michael to take care of all the details of the event/trip/task under grace and in a magnificently perfect way knowing he will most definitely wow me with the results. He always does. Sometimes, if I am particularly stressed about a trip or event I will find myself calling him several times a day to make sure he's got everything under control. This really ticks him off. After the second call he will say something like : "Bitch, didn't I tell you I have this? Now leave me to my work so I can blow your socks off!" I love him! I can be general or vague with the details and he always knows just what I want and many times will even surprise me tossing in things that I love and didn't even know I wanted. I have shared this with many of my friends. A girlfriend of mine who has a wonderfully inappropriate sense of humor wanted to hire a hot, sexy assistant and name him Dick. We have so much fun with Dick. I will tell her: You have a Dick, use it! Or, she will say: I just love Dick. Which is why I got her a key chain and magnet set that says I ( Heart) Dick. Funny, it was easy to find many I ( Heart) Dick gift items on the internet. Great minds. When I told my dad to hire an assistant he asked if it could be a female. I told him yes, but didn't want to know anything else about her. Awkward. At first when he started playing around with the concept he was so crazy about asking for help. He was very uncomfortable asking for any help. A sure sign that he needs to hire some help more than anything. If you can't imagine asking for imaginary help you are seriously in your own way! He would say things like, I can't ask for help for something that trivial. Are you kidding??? I've got Michael washing and styling my hair, doing the laundry and finding me a local restaurant that serves orange crunch cake. I am sure Dick is doing far more for my friend! If you can receive help, assistance, miracles and peace AND have some fun with it at the same time, why not get a Dick ( or a Michael or a random female assistant) right now! What are you waiting for?
Ask for what you want, and be prepared to get it.