Have you ever been caught in the hiring procrastination trap?
Today we’re tackling a common issue that’s rampant in the online space—procrastination when it comes to hiring your virtual team.
Let’s get real for a minute. How many times have you caught yourself saying, “I’ll hire when I finish setting up my backend systems and SOPs,” or “I’ll hire once I complete this coaching program,” or even, “I’ll hire when I have more income and time to dedicate to the process”? We’ve all been there, right?
But here’s the problem with these excuses—they’ll keep you stuck in an endless loop. You see, no matter what milestone you set as your hiring trigger, the truth is you’ll never truly move beyond it without a solid team by your side. Trust me, I see people stuck there EVERY.SINGLE.DAY
Think about it like this. You might work with a business coach, a marketing strategist, or a consultant. And hey, I’m all for that—I’ve experienced tremendous growth thanks to these folks. But here’s the catch: if you don’t have a team to help you implement the systems they’re selling, you’ll stay stuck.
It’s not the coach’s fault; it’s not the program’s fault. The missing piece of the puzzle is having enough hands on deck to make it all work. The secret sauce lies in consistency, my friend. And if you want to boost your revenue, you gotta make space in your life to make it happen.
Wanna know one of the biggest secrets when it comes to hiring….You just have to start with a team of one.
When it comes to building your team, whether you’re aiming for six figures or seven figures, you gotta start with just one team member. Yep, you heard me right—one. This superhero could be your assistant, your right-hand person. They swoop in to rescue you from overwhelm and help you scale your business.
Now, I can’t say with absolute certainty that you need a general assistant, but let me tell you, 75% of the time, they’re the perfect starting point. They’ll pull you out of the chaos, give you room to breathe, and help you solidify your systems and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE –
Now before you run off to hire that one perfect person…Hold up! I’m not here to sell you some pie-in-the-sky dream where you slap up a job ad and miraculously find the perfect person overnight. Nope, it doesn’t work like that. You gotta invest some time upfront, my friend. Lay the groundwork, and the long-term results will blow your mind.
Now, I know what you’re thinking—time invested in the front end? But Erin, I’m already strapped for time! I hear you, loud and clear. But let me tell you something—when you invest that time upfront, you’ll reap the rewards down the road. You’ll break free from the never-ending cycle and step into your true potential.
I’ve witnessed this firsthand with my clients. They came to me without a team, and six months later, their capacity had increased by a whopping 150%. A year down the line, they were crushing their goals and exceeding their quarterly targets. And get this—they did it all in a challenging economy where others were struggling.
How did they do it? Simple—they laid the groundwork, invested their time, and now they’re reaping the benefits. Not just in terms of revenue, but profits too. It’s all about sowing the seeds early on, my friend.
Now, Let’s Streamline Your Hiring Process!
Now, let’s talk about streamlining your hiring process and conquering those pesky challenges that slow you down. Buckle up, ’cause I’m about to drop some knowledge bombs!
First things first—know who you want to hire and define that role crystal clear. No more wishy-washy descriptions that leave you guessing. By nailing down your needs and crafting a targeted job description, you’ll cut down on wasted time and find the right fit faster.
Next up, develop a repeatable hiring funnel. Picture this—it’s not just about hiring one person; it’s about building a scalable team. So set up a system that can grow with you. Learn from each hire, refine your process, and save yourself oodles of time in the long run.
Oh, and don’t forget to leverage technology! We’re living in the digital age, my friend. Use tools and platforms that streamline your hiring process, keep everything organized, and prevent you from pulling your hair out in frustration. Trust me, it’s a game-changer.
But here’s a golden rule—hire for the right fit, not just to fill the position quickly. I’ve seen it happen too many times. Entrepreneurs get desperate, hire the first warm body that comes their way, and then wonder why it didn’t work out. Don’t be that person. Take the time to find someone who truly aligns with your vision and values.
Now, let’s address those pesky hiring challenges.
One common issue is not having proper systems in place and lacking guidance on how to implement them effectively. It’s important to build proper communication channels and provide a solid training plan for your new hires.
By investing a little extra time upfront, you can have your assistant fully up to speed in just two to six weeks. That’s right—imagine having someone who’s ready to tackle tasks and support you in no time!
The next hiring challenge is tunnel vision! You don’t wanna get tunnel vision when it comes to hiring. Open yourself up to fresh perspectives. Sometimes, a friend or a mentor can see things more clearly than you can. It’s like having a secret weapon to help you make the right decisions.
And guess what? Once you have that first hire on board, they become your secret weapon. They’ll assist you in finding the next team member, making the process even smoother. Each time you hire, you’ll get faster, better, and more efficient. That’s the true essence of moving from solopreneur to CEO—knowing how to build and navigate your dream team.
So that’s it, my friend, it’s time to stop putting off hiring. I get it, the to-do list is never-ending, but trust me, the hole will only get deeper the longer you wait. You’re edging closer to burnout, and that’s not what we want for you use our streamlining tricks to bring your next hire on with ease and avoid those pesky hiring challenges.
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