Everybody is talking about work-life balance. But how do you achieve it? Sure, you can take a course in time management or read books on productivity with the hope that they will give you THE solution to help you juggle business, social and family life. Maybe you have already tried all these solutions to no avail.
What if I were to tell you that there’s actually an app that will help you manage and change your life for the better. It’s available for a moderate fee and can be operated by email, voice and in some cases even gestures. It takes care of just about everything you can imagine. For example:
- With one single instruction, you can get your app to organise all your folders & attachments. In other words, just say the word and your Outlook nightmares will be a thing of the past.
- You want to go on holiday but don’t know where or simply don’t have the time to arrange the doctor’s appointment for the recommended jab, the renewal of your passport or your flight bookings? Say no more. Leave it with your app and consider it done.
- You can request a translation in French. It works a bit like Google Translate only better. You won’t end up with “exotic” words or sentences that will have your audience in stitches.
- Your app can set up reminders for your meetings, wife’s birthday, kid’s sports day. Nothing extraordinary you might say as your iPhone or Outlook calendar already do that. But this app will keep all your appointments and other important dates in one single location without overloading your phone or calendar.
- Your mom’s birthday is coming up and you still haven’t bought a gift? Once again, turn to your app and voila!
All of this, and the app learns as it goes along: about your preferences, priorities, and about how to manage tasks most efficiently. The more you’ll use this extraordinary application the more you discover what it can do for you. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll start to realize what that work-life balance fuss is all about.
So what is this app I hear you ask? Well, OK, it’s not an app. At least not yet. For now, it’s a person: your virtual assistant. The day an app can do all those things, we’ll all be worrying about our jobs.