I've had several assistants over the years and my most recent one kind of vanished on me, but she was excellent. I simply need to replace her.
I develop web-database systems. I work for myself and have a couple people that do bits of programming here and there. I don't have anyone who's a real "co-worker", so when I come home, I tend to off-load all my complaining to my wife.
So, my assistant calls me at 5pm on the dot. As soon as she calls, I drop what I'm doing, put on a headset and start going over what I did that day. She makes kind of a mini journal entry to summarize it. While I go over the day, I'm basically venting out frustrations as well as reviewing various ideas out-loud, but interrupted by, 'Oh yeah, I promised XYZ I'd have his widget done tomorrow. put that on my to-do list".
While I'm doing this, I'm walking home. It takes me about half an hour. By the time I get to my door, you'll be going over my previous day's to-do list and asking if I did them,...