You know me, I’m all about having a team, delegating and outsourcing work so that you can work less, get better results and make more money. It’s a fact in growing a multi-6-figure business - you will need a team to do it. But I get it that sometimes it might feel like you’re not ready to hire your first (or next) assistant.
Asana. Trello. ClickUp. Monday. Airtable. Notion. Basecamp. Hive. Smartsheet. Keap… OH MY! Are you thinking about any of these project management softwares? It can feel so overwhelming to pick the perfect project management software and I’ve seen so many business owners sign up for tons of free trials, never to log into the software again. And worse, I’ve seen business owners PAYING for project management software subscriptions - only to manage their tasks through their emails and Google Docs.
Maybe this year, you’ve crossed over the 5-figure/month mark in your business (YESSSS🎉🎉🎉) And now you’re reaching for your next level. You’re following Traction to a T. You got the business coach and the next level strategy. You’ve upgraded your tools and tech. You hired a VA and maybe an OBM. You’re checking all the boxes to scale your business, but something still feels off… 😕😕😕 and you’re not quite sure what. 🤷🏻♀️
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.
You built your business online so you know how to use tech. You have the basics down and they’re working… sort of… 👀 Except for when you lose track of your work leads in your inbox. 👀 Expect when you manually onboard your client. 👀 Except for when you realize you can’t find your client docs because you accidentally deleted them during your last CleanMyMac hard drive scan…
Do you want to automate more in your business? People ask me about automation almost every day and if you are running your business online, it can feel like it is mandatory. Especially if you follow all the influencers, coaches, bloggers, software companies and everyone in between posting the results of their “easy” automated funnels and 4-hour work weeks.
Does your business live in your email inbox? You have all your messages (and the reminders that you email yourself) all in one place where you can search, sort, and find exactly what you need… sort of (but more on this later)… This is super common.
When are you going to be ready to hire your first VA or the next one? When are you going to be ready to uplevel the tools that you use to run your business? When are you going to be ready to look at the foundation of your business? When are you going to be ready to standardize your processes?
You’re ready to scale your business and you did all the right things. Or you think you did… If you think you’ve done everything right, but that freedom-filled lifestyle is still out of reach, you’re probably getting it wrong in one or more areas.