Has fear ever held you back from doing something that you REALLY, REALLY want to do? Maybe from showing up Live on Social, joining a club or putting out a new offer? There was a time when I almost let fear stop me from doing something I was dying to do - travel abroad solo - and the same tactics that let me travel solo fearlessly, also helped me grow my business.
A lot of people - clients, prospects, and contacts in my network - come to me saying, 😤 “I’m frustrated with my VA, they aren’t doing what I want!” 😤 “Why isn’t my team more proactive?” 😤 “I have to pick up the slack and work keeps ending up back on my plate!” If this sounds like your experience with your team, it’s probably not their fault. 😲
Is one of your fears being taken advantage of by your VA? A contact reached out to me for a referral because she was convinced that her VA was taking advantage, padding her timesheet, and just plain not hearing what she wanted. Before she hired, she was nervous, but she jumped in excitedly anyway. Now it seemed like her nightmare was coming true...
Do you know what happens when you not only build systems, but understand how they work and why? You might be thinking… ”Meh, systems are NOT my jam” or “I don’t really need to care because I’m going to outsource my systems.” Which is totally fine, most of my clients usually feel like that… at the start.
Does it seem like I have it all together when it comes to systems? That wasn’t always the case and I’ve definitely had my fair share of less than perfect systems. One of the biggest system mistakes I made was when I tried to delegate my client calls. It was an unmitigated disaster du jour.
I’ve been around the operations block a few times. I spent so many years launching multi-million dollar hedge funds and running million dollar businesses, that when it came to running my own, I felt like I was invincible… until I wasn’t. 🤭 When I launched my business, I was growing at a steady pace as I honed my services and execution to turn my clients into raving fans.
It’s a fact of business. At some point, you’re going to need to let go of someone on your team. It’s a scary moment and I nearly threw up the first time I had to do it in my business. I was so sure they were going to take it badly and they would freak out on me. So I held off for as long as I could trying to make it work with them (a terrible idea btw and we’ll talk about it next time).
I’m all about working with entrepreneurs who are ready to scale to 7-figures while working part-time hours in the next few years. Getting here means having a team… but it might feel impossible to hire anyone, right? The first year in my business, I was totally unprepared for all the “extras”
Readiness is a myth, and what actually matters is your commitment. There’s no such thing as “ready”, especially when you’re an entrepreneur. As the CEO, there will always be distractions, competing priorities, and decisions you avoid because the status quo feels safe.
Are you making over six figures in your business and STILL wondering when the “freedom lifestyle” all the gurus promised you is going to arrive? As your business got busier, you did what they said - You hired a VA... You strengthened your boundaries... You hired an OBM… but you’re STILL at the edge of burnout???