This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions
for Life” comes from Marcie Bjorn.
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question!
I am a solopreneur. My business is finally really taking off, and I’m exhausted. I know I need to hire help, but I’m not sure where to start. Can you help me get clear on my next step in hiring a team?
Hi Marcie and thanks for your question!
Generally a first hire for a solopreneur is an assistant.
I’m guessing that you are doing things that YOU don’t need to be doing, and eventually it’s going to affect your ability to grow and expand.
Here’s a little bit of homework for you:
Over the next 7 days keep a notebook by your desk, and as you go through your day, write down all the things that you do, that someone else can be doing for you.
This for both your personal life and your business life.
If you make a dentist appointment, write it down, because YOU don’t have to be the one making that appointment.
If you are researching something, write it down because YOU don’t have to be the person doing the research.
I think you’ll be shocked how much time you spend doing the menial things in your business.
And if you’re spending time on those things, you’re NOT spending as much time as you can on income generating tasks, which means you’re probably leaving thousands of dollars on the table.
Once you have your list created, you’ll be able to create a job description, and hire and train the appropriate person who is qualified to assist you.
Not only will you feel more relaxed in your business, you’ll also experience an increase in your income!
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Great stuff, David. I love the way your method breaks through all our misgivings and says “Just go for it!”
Thanks Marilyn. Time for you to ‘go for it’ as well! I appreciate the post.