A common piece of advice from business coaches to those who want to grow their business is to hire team members and assistants who can do the support work and work in the back end of your business so you can focus your efforts on money-making tasks. In other words, you should NOT be wasting your time doing bookkeeping or answering emails because you’ll make more money selling and turning up for your signature program or coaching clients!
But before you do, there is no getting away from the fact you’ve likely told yourself ‘how’s my business supposed to run smoothly when I’m not doing those necessary tasks?’
Simple… you hire people to do those tasks for you. There are expert/specialist Virtual Assistants who can create an organised inbox with filters, folders and labels in mere minutes! There are expert bookkeepers who find joy in numbers and live for balancing your books each month. And there are still others who adore creating online content and helping customers with their questions and problems… like me! This is the team you need to create.
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There’s Not Enough Time in Your Day
If this is your excuse for not getting tasks done, then it’s time to hire at least one team member. Make a list of your most pressing tasks that need doing and hire the appropriate person for the job. Start small if necessary, paying a Virtual Assistant for 5 hours a month, for instance, and then work up from there as you become more comfortable delegating tasks to her. You’ve just gained 5 hours in your month so use it wisely!
You Can’t Clone Yourself
How on earth can you coach your clients while also getting prospects into your sales funnel and creating books or other signature programs? You can’t, plain and simple, because there is only ONE of you! This leads back to you doing the money-making tasks. Why not hire a ghostwriter to write your book or programs; hire a Virtual Assistant to help with administrative tasks; hire a Customer Service Specialist to answer your phones, emails and client questions. While they work, you work on building relationships with your clients and prospects.
You Don’t Have Time to Learn the Latest Technology
Technology is wonderful and keeps improving every day but who has the time to learn all these programs and apps? Canva is certainly a cool tool for designing graphics but instead of fooling around for hours to design your book covers or social media graphics (I know you’ve done just that!), hire a graphic designer who already knows about design and colour principles and likely has the latest and greatest design program. There’s no learning curve here! You only have to explain your vision to the designer and let her take over. Again, focus on your money-making activities.
Why not get your VA to join my Pain In The Tech! membership so you have the knowledge at your fingertips when you need it?
I Don’t Know What Tasks to Give Up
Giving up control can be intimidating but if you have a business plan and know exactly what tasks YOU want to handle and where your zone of genius is; the art of delegation becomes soooo much easier!
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