AT WHAT POINT IN YOUR CAREER SHOULD YOU HIRE AN ASSISTANT?
The short answer is: it depends on which industry and how much are you willing to invest.
The long answer?
If you are a salesman new in your field, and cannot afford to hire help, you need to know everything BEFORE hiring someone to do the stuff (that you are supposed to be doing and don’t know yet how to).
You should not hire an assistant before you know the entire system of your business.
You should work for a good couple of months.
Break your head and figure it all out before hiring.
However; if you are an entrepreneur who has the money to invest in your startup, then you SHOULD hire talented individuals early on.
Surround yourself with talent to accomplish those tasks that you don’t know how to do.
Beginnings are never easy.
In any industry.
Sometimes, one must learn the hard way.
Whenever you hire, remember to invest in talent.
As Carl White says: Write the small checks (to your assistant) to make the big checks (and big deals).