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. 😲
You have to make a ton of decisions every day, all to grow your business and finally get the entrepreneurial freedom and flexibility you might dream about. Every day, you decide… What to offer – How to market – What content to produce – What client to serve first – How to reply to a prospect – When to follow up – Who to reply to next – What to post on social… It goes on and on and on…
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.
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”
You’ve hired a copywriter… and the copy doesn’t sound like you. You’ve hired a graphic designer… and the graphics are not your style at all. You’ve hired a web developer… and the website is not on brand. This happens ALL.THE.TIME. If you know anything about me, you know I am all about systemizing how your team operates so you can have a great experience every time.
Your business coach and every other mentor and guru have been telling you that you need an OBM so that you can free up your time and take yourself out of your business… You think an OBM is going to solve all your problems and magically run your business and make your cash register ring without you lifting a finger.
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???
I was just thinking about a client that I finished up a project for earlier this week and something they said stuck with me. During our initial discussions, he mentioned that one of his major pain points were his team dropping balls left and right in his business.