Break Away From the Employee Mindset
The problem is simple. However, the solution is not so simple unless you put your mind to it. To break away from the employee mindset, you have to re-frame your thinking. This is because we have all been conditioned to think that when we need extra help at the office or in our business, we need to hire an employee. While there are situations that call for an onsite employee, there is much that could be passed on to a professional virtual assistant. This is where you must break away from the employee mindset.
The Employee Mindset
Many entrepreneurs realize quickly that while they have the skills needed to be successful, they are not enough hours in a day. With the employee mindset, small business owners have the frame of mind that you need to hire either a part-time or full-time employee to accomplish what you don’t have the time for. With an employee come additional costs, as by law there are taxes that the business owner is responsible for. Quickly your costs begin to climb until your $12.00 an hour employee is costing you much more that that.
The beauty of it all is that we can change our mindset. You do need extra help, it’s true, but you quite possibly don’t need an employee to accomplish all that needs to be done. Want even better news? You may not need a full time employee whose benefits eat away at your profits. A professional virtual assistant may be just what the doctor ordered.
What is your vision for your company? Do you want it to run like a well oiled machine? Do you even believe it’s possible? These are realistic expectations, and every serious business owner should want their business to run smoothly. If this is your goal, then you are on the right track. Yet, you may wonder, how do I go about getting all of my needs cared for?
Break free from the employee mindset. Sit yourself down and ask yourself, “At the end of the day or month, what is it that I want accomplished?” Write that down. You know what needs to be done more than anybody. If writing doesn’t come to you naturally, then get started on your list, and work on it everyday for a week. This is your first step of changing your game plan.
With this list in hand, it’s easy to begin to delegate work to a professional office assistant. We take some time with you to discuss what needs to be accomplished for your business to be where your vision for it is. At that point, we can create a checklist for you that is tailored for your business. You will quickly feel relief from the long list of items that you couldn’t get to each day.
Don’t let fear hold you back, we have a trial package of simply two hours of support. We can get started as quickly as needed.