Are you one of those? The one that will sputter and get frustrated because something isn’t up to your satisfaction, and you swear you should have just done it yourself? That you should have never trusted your hired help?
I was one of those. Still, am to a point.
But we don’t have to be. Yes, it may not get done the way you want it. And it’s hard to trust someone else to do what you think you can do better. But the kicker is your wasting your time doing something that can be passed off. You need to do what you were put on this earth to do
I’ve been talking a lot about the task that a VA can do for you. I spoke about what tasks you can pass off to a VA here. I’ve talked about Why You Need Help In Your Business. And I’ve talked of Craving Freedom.
And in all of these articles, I mention how important it is to delegate and hire a VA. You know that you need help, and you’re wasting your time on little tasks that steal your precious time. Time is one thing that you can’t get back.
But how do you do this? How do you mentally get to a place to give over your control? You know it’ll take time and a massive mind shift.
That is where I suggest you begin — your mindset.
You have to change the story in your mind that if you don’t do it, it won’t get done. It won’t be easy, and it’ll take a bit of work on your part. And even when you face this limited mind story, it still won’t be easy to give up your power. However, for your business, it’s a must.
You won’t have the energy to keep going at top speed if you have to keep doing it yourself. You’ll have a hard time growing your business to the capacity that you want if you feel as if you are the only one for the job.
It’s The Little Things
Yes, there may be setbacks. You’ll have to research the VA or the assistant you may use. Money may be a factor. But I promise you that you won’t be able to grow in revenue unless you pass off some of those time-consuming tasks.
Like what if you love writing your blog, and you’re terrific at it. That is your strong suit. Do you have to take the time to edit the blog? What about uploading it into Word Press and formatting it. Then there are the pictures to include. Next, there are social media to update for your subscribers.
While we’re at it, let’s talk about email subscribers. If you want to be the one to speak to them and you enjoy writing those emails. Great. But do you need to monitor the subscribers yourself? Do you need to make that lead magnet? Or could you hire a VA or an assistant to do that part of it?
Of course, you could.
I can hear your objections now. You are a control freak, and you must do it yourself. Or you can’t trust someone else to do it because they will screw it up. Yeah, they might. Or maybe they won’t, and your hired help will take a huge time suck away from you.
These are the things you can start with. Here are a few suggestions to help you take the baby steps into the world of not doing it all:
Sounds simple, right? But it’s true. Maybe get a VA that someone you trust has suggested to you and give them the task to upload the blog that you have written and edited.
Or get help with email monitoring. The VA can report to you. This something you can check yourself to make sure that they are doing the job you are passing on to them.
Another thing you can do is have someone update your website in the back end to keep the plugins up to date. That can be a monthly $75 fee if you hire a VA. Not too expensive, right? And it’ll help to keep your website running like a well-oiled machine.
Next Thing For Your Hired Help
After you’ve grown to trust this person, maybe you can have them create an opt-in for your website and social media. Perhaps they could create an email sequence for this opt-in.
For your blog, your hired help could do the editing, and after your approval, upload it to Word Press. They could format it, upload the pictures, do the metadata also. This will be another task you can check on before publishing it.Take the first step and work on your old story. That story needs to be ripped down, and in place of it, you need to build a better one. Click To Tweet
Build The Trust Factor
Once you have built that trust factor, you can give your VA even more jobs that are tedious, but they love to do. You can keep an eye on it while you build a relationship with them and keep passing off tasks that are a time suck for you.
Before you know it, you’re ready to expand more of your business.
Does this sound a little more manageable to you?
This is one way that you can take baby steps to grow your trust in them while you work on your mindset. That story that you have to do it yourself is false. You don’t have to build your business alone. Nor do you have to take on all the burden yourself. Hiring someone will free up more money and time for you in the end.
Freedom Can’t Come From Overworked
You can’t do everything by yourself, nor should you have to. All these self-made millionaires and companies are not doing it alone. So why should you?
Take the first step and work on your old story. That story needs to be ripped down, and in place of it, you need to build a better one.
Take a look at your business and decide what you need to do to grow. I think you’ll find that you don’t always have to be the one to do every single task.
I hope this article has helped you. Drop a comment below as to what holds you back from hiring help in your business.