Author Julie Subotky, for Consider It Done, on Product and Profile at Home and Living. It is our pleasure to introduce our next guest who is both surprising and clever, the personal assistant to top all assistants.
Q.: Welcome. Who is Julie Subotky?
J.: I am the get it done girl. I am the founder of Consider it Done, a lifestyle management and personal assistant business dedicated to assisting people with getting the to do’s on their list done so that they have time to do what they love. I have worked with CEO’s, foreign diplomats and celebrities and my new best selling book was released in February. I am a loving wife and mother and some of my favorite things are skiing, biking, hiking, travelling and and practicing yoga. My favorite place is Aspen, Colorado.
Q.: Apparently you can make a living doing weird things, care to explain?
J.: Depends on your definition of weird. In my world, someone calling and needing a snake dancer for a party the next day is not weird. We get the things done that people do not have time to get to themselves—the weird or just time consuming tasks.
Q.: What was the impetus for writing this book?
J.: To inspire people to be resourceful. Through stories and anecdotes about how I have gotten things done, readers will learn how to be unstoppable with their own lives.
“In my world, someone calling and needing a snake dancer . . . is not weird.”
Q.: Since we are all about home, that is to say, home products, interior design and entertaining at home, can you give us some typical questions for those areas?
J.: How to get (and keep!) your closet, office, kitchen, etc. organized! How to make your move smooth and easy. How to remove a stain or a smell.
Q.: What has been your strangest request?
J.: It’s all in a day’s work for me, I don’t consider anything strange at the point, but getting a pet psychic to channel a recently deceased pet is a standout.
Q.: Is there a subject that you have not been able to find answers for?
J.: We look to find solutions—there is always a way to get it done, even if it sometimes looks different than you originally thought it might. As long as it’s legal we’re game for finding a solution.
Q.: How do you decide what to charge for your services?
J.: We charge hourly. Clients purchase packages of time. The more time you buy, the lower the hourly rate.
Q.: Where are H & L Readers going to find you? And do you have a blog?
J.: http://www.consideritdonebook.com; and yes, our blog is called Done! http://www.consideritdone.com/blog
Q.: Is there anything else you would like to tell Home and Living Readers?
J.: There is always a way to get whatever it is you need done. When starting a project or task, get clear on what it is you are looking to do and why and then do whatever it takes to find a solution. Remember that you don’t have to do it all yourself. Utilize the experts in your own life and figure out who you can call help you get your particular task done. Sometimes it is a service provider and sometimes it’s your neighbor. Decide how you really want to spend your time and have some fun, eventually, it will all be done.