July 5, 2017

What should you do when one assistant is not enough?

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I know – you’re probably thinking, “What?? I can barely afford one assistant, and you’re asking me to hire several?! You must be off your rocker!”

Don’t worry. This doesn’t have to be an expensive process. I’m not talking about hiring full-time employees or hiring people for a ton of hours.

But here’s the thing: one person is likely not going to be able to do everything in your business.

No one is good at everything (I know I’m certainly not!). I adore every single person on my team, but not one of them could do all of the different tasks that we have to do. If they tried, there’s no way they would be able to do every task well and efficiently.

Let’s say someone is good at design. That’s what they specialize in. That’s what they love doing. But even though they may have a great eye for fonts and colors, that doesn’t mean they’re any good at writing.

Similarly, someone can be great with writing and words and turning a video into a blog post, but they might have no idea how to edit a video. And vice versa.

See what I mean?

Chances are, you’ve learned to do a lot of the moving parts of your business yourself, but as we’ve discussed before, that’s unsustainable for growth.

At some point you have to start hiring out all these different pieces.

Of course, when you first start out, you want to hire for the thing that is taking the most time for you to do, and the thing that you can outsource the least expensively. You can move on from there.

But don’t set your team up for failure by trying to have one assistant do everything in your business. I’d encourage you not to expect your assistant to be a jack or jill of all trades, because (I hate to tell you this…) that person does not exist.

Instead, streamline this process by hiring multiple people very part-time. This way, you’ll ensure each task is done as efficiently and as well as it can be.

In the meantime, leave me a comment below: What is the biggest takeaway you had from this post? How are you going to apply it to your business this week? I’ll see you in the comments!

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