Why? It’s two fold. First, if you are a service provider at a certain point you will run out of hours. So your money leaks will happen because you can’t give any more to the business. or because your time is spent on activities that aren’t bringing the big dough in.
Next, with the proper business model you can leverage your talent by finding ways to reach more people in a variety of delivery methods. The cool part here is that this gives you much more reach and the ability to help people all over with the content you create. So if making more money and having more time and helping more people are things that interest you…keep reading!
To leverage your time, the simplest process is to follow yourself around for 3 weeks, noting what you do. Ok, you can literally follow yourself, but you can make lists and track where your time goes. Next you make a decision to give yourself x amount of hours a week where you can do things like marketing or other activities designed to get you out in the world or clients in the door.
Let’s say you decide to give up the checking email portion of your business or want someone to help get your content out in the world in a bigger way than you have time to do. Finding a VA for that would be the first step. (And I have a great referral if you need one! Check out Renee Charbonneau for this)
After the decision piece, you commit to how much $$ you’ll be able to invest in getting help so you can peel off some pieces that you are doing that may not make you a happy camper. In my call next week on 5 Business Leaks That Are Costing You Confidence, Credibility, Clients and Cash I’ll be sharing some of the secrets to figuring this out in a more detailed and personal way. Head over to that page and register so you can get the process for how to make this work for you.
The funny thing about this delegation/leverage stuff….it seems like it should be a no-brainer. We know we need to get some support, yet I often find some mindset blocks around either asking for help, admitting that you need some, feeling like no one can ever do it just as good, or maybe even a deservability issue. So if you have tried to outsource and haven’t been as successful as you want with it, dig in and see if there is some little voice running around in your head telling you that you are tough and can do it all yourself! WE gotta fire that Inner John Wayne!
My suggestion to you this week is to go through the process and DECIDE that that you are going to get some support in this area.
Next post will be leveraging part 2 – how to leverage your talent.
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