Robust ThemeDec 09, 2019 2020-04-08 7:40
How To Afford The Help You Need
Building Your Dream Team
When it comes to hiring team members one of the biggest questions that comes up is: “How can I afford the help I need?”
It almost always will feel like a stretch when you are hiring - whether it’s your first VA or an OBM to run your business.
You can look at hiring one of two ways:
As an expense OR As an investment
When you look at hiring as an expense, you can see how much they cost you. All you can see is the amount of money that is now going out the door each month, and every time you delegate or bring a new person on board, it feels like you are ‘losing’ money.
This is the wrong way to look at hiring.
Instead, we want to look at hiring as an investment. We want to look at it through the lens of ‘how does this team member bring more money into the business?'
Because every single person on your team should be allowing the business to make more money.
To be clear, this does NOT mean that every person on your team will be directly bringing clients in the door unless you hire them in a sales or marketing role.
Each person on the team allows YOU to be freed up to do the things that grow the business.
As the CEO of your company, you have a choice. You can either:
Spend your time on the backend, day-to-day stuff that runs the business
Spend your time on the stuff that grows the business
When we look at hiring this way, it requires that we ask ourselves:
“How does this person on board allow ME to continue growing and expanding the business?”
If you are hiring your first VA, they will be able to get you out of the weeds and take those day-to-day admin tasks off your plate.
If you are hiring an OBM, they will be able to create plans, drive projects and work with the team to make sure stuff is getting done.
This is when hiring becomes an investment, as it gives you back your TIME to focus on the things that truly do bring more money into the business.
Here’s the bottom line…
If YOU don’t do your part - focus on activities that will grow the business - then your team members will feel like just an expense because there isn’t any more money coming in the door.
Every time you hire someone to free you up to focus on growth, that is an investment in your business and where the magic happens.
Looking for some help to clear your plate so you can focus on growing your business? That’s exactly what I do as a Certified OBM, let’s talk.