Major Objectives:

  • Organize my life to where I can consistently work 10-12 hours per day
  • Within a year, help me lose 20 pounds without hating my diet
  • Get everything I need to travel more often and with greater ease
  • Keep me so healthy I go an entire year without taking a sick day

Your Role As a Personal Assistant

  • Work with my executive assistant Marsha to manage my schedule, making sure I’m always on time and doing everything I’m supposed to
  • Manage hundreds of daily emails and phone calls, filtering out everything that doesn’t need my personal attention and organizing the rest for me to take action
  • Field requests for interviews from journalists, bloggers, and fans. You’ll need to identify which interviews will be beneficial and which ones won’t, scheduling those that are a good fit and gently declining those that aren’t
  • Setup online webcasts where I’ll give a speech to hundreds or thousands of people listening in from around the world
  • Help manage my accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, interacting with tens of thousands of my fans, answering their questions, and publishing content they’ll love
  • Watch the social accounts of my most important business contacts, keeping me up to date about what’s happening in their life and businesses
  • Listen in on business phone calls, keeping track of everything I’ve agreed to do, creating reminders to make sure I do it, and also scheduling any follow-up calls
  • Every day, make a list of questions and problems the rest of my staff need me to address, and schedule calls with them when necessary
  • Keep track of bills, shipments, and other paperwork, reminding me about what I need to do, organizing and filing or storing when no longer needed, and handling any unexpected delays or surprises that might arise
  • Plan and organize my business trips, checking hotels for accessibility, alerting the airlines about my travel needs, and organizing the trip schedule
  • Drive me to where I need to go, doing your best to avoid any sudden stops or turns. My body is fragile, so you might have to drive with more caution than you normally would.

Your Role As a Caregiver

  • Schedule and accompany me to doctor appointments, taking detailed notes, communicating with doctors about the results of treatment, and making sure I do what I’m supposed to
  • Learn about my medications, give me the right ones at the right times, refill them well before running out
  • Stretch my hands, arms, and legs. Sitting all the time, I can get quite sore, and it helps to do a bit of stretching every day. I’ll have a physical therapist show you how.
  • Remind me to drink water throughout the day. I get so wrapped up in what I’m doing I often forget and get dehydrated.
  • Assist with bathing, personal hygiene, using the restroom, and other private details. No lifting required.
  • Oversee the cleaning service. Once a week, a cleaning service comes in to give the condo a nice cleaning. You’ll need to get them scheduled, and check everything to make sure it’s cleaned properly.
  • Keep everything clean in the interim. I’m by no means a neat freak, but I do have to be careful about germs, because it can be difficult for me to get well once sick
  • Wash, iron, and organize my wardrobe. There’s nothing too extravagant or hard to take care of. Just a matter of doing laundry, mostly.
  • Always have at least two healthy and delicious meals prepared and in the refrigerator for me to eat
  • In general, be my hands. Because I’m unable to move, I’ll ask you to do a wide variety of things that I would normally do myself but can’t, such as opening doors, moving any obstacles in my path, or even installing a chip in a computer (don’t worry, I’ll tell you how!)