Have you ever noticed that there are some tasks you work on daily, weekly – maybe even monthly – that you get ready to do and you just know you shouldn’t be working on them?
I know these tasks well, because I’m SO guilty of not letting go of control.
It’s tough – it’s your business – it’s your baby.
But there comes a time when you have to let go of control and start hiring your team if you want to grow and scale your business.
What letting go of control looks and feels like
When I finally hired Jess, my virtual assistant from the Philippines, I let out a HUGE sigh of relief.
Even though I knew there was A LOT more work in my very near future to get her on board and train her on the tasks I wanted her to take over, I also knew the time investment up front would pay off BIG in the long run.
Because Jess came on the team, I’ve been able to:
- Create and launch Kate’s Take – my podcast
- Revamp Podcasters’ Paradise (20+ new video tutorials)
- Implement new programs within our communities (like the accountability match maker)
- Publish my first book on Amazon
- Launch The Fire Path Course
…and so much more.
What Jess has done for our business is free up time so we can work on our business instead of in it, all the while giving us peace of mind that we have someone to help manage customer service tasks and routine updates to our membership platforms that help us serve our community.
3 Steps to letting go of control
THAT is how you come to terms with letting go of control. I just blurted it all out, but let’s break it down into 3 simple steps…
Step 1: You need to see yourself and your business exactly where you want to be – past the initial “ugh” of hiring and growing your team
Step 2: You need to be able to see your PERFECT day
Step 3: Now you realize what you’re missing out on as a result of not letting go of control and hiring your team
When I envisioned where I wanted to be and what my business looked like when I wasn’t spending every ounce of my time managing $10 tasks, I saw big things. I saw me getting my voice out there; I saw the improvements and the value I could be adding to our community members through upgraded content and new programs that were there to serve them on their journey.
And when I thought about what my perfect day included, it definitely did not include me spending hours doing routine updates to our membership sites.
But because those $10 tasks and those routine updates ARE very important and integral to our ability to provide top-notch service and quality to our members and our community as a whole, I knew we had to hire a team to help.
Once I envisioned what it would be like once they were on board and trained, it didn’t matter what time I had to invest to get there – I knew it would be well worth it.