Don’t be intimidated by tech do this instead
You became a business owner and shortly discovered so many moving pieces that needed to be learned: Websites, shopping carts, email managers, video editing, copywriting, and file storage…the list goes on. However, you don’t have to be an expert in any of that. That’s why episode 58 of 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝑩𝒐𝒔𝒔: 𝑩𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑼𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 Podcast is about taming the technical demons that hold you back!
In this episode of Life Boss Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of systems and 2 actionable steps you can take right now to start creating them with ease. Some of the talking points I go over in this episode include:
- How to stop fighting with technology
- Understand what’s the return on your investment now
- What could you start assigning to a virtual assistant (VA)
Are you ready to start setting the systems you need—to successfully run your business without becoming overwhelmed and overworked?
Then, be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on how to hack your body and mind to squash the overwhelm, stop glorifying stress, and design a business that brings you joy, and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
Thank you for listening!
No one can know—and do—it all. And if you’re in business, then you know there are a lot of moving parts that all have to be managed. Websites, shopping carts, email managers, video editing, copywriting, and file storage…the list goes on.
And here’s where many new (and even some established) business owners fall down. They try to bootstrap everything. Need a new website? They build it. Starting an affiliate program? They install it. Creating a video training series? They buy Camtasia; spend weeks learning it, and more weeks recording and editing video.
While there’s much to be said for self-sufficiency, there comes a point where you simply have to decide which tasks are giving you the best ROI, and let go of the rest.
As Nicole Dean says, “If you’re a fish, stop trying to fly. Do what you’re good at, and let others handle the rest.”
And here’s why. You’re wasting valuable time and energy trying to do it all yourself. Take a quick look at this calculator to find out what your time is really worth, and you’ll very quickly discover that paying someone to edit your videos or update your website is a worthwhile investment.
|Enter your income goal for the year.Example 100000 (do not enter $ or comma)||$100,000.00||$250,000.00|
|Enter the number of weeks you want to work in this year (or next 12 months)(Don’t forget vacation time!)||/||40||44|
|Enter the number of days you want to work each week:||/||4||5|
|Enter the number of hours you want to work each day||/||8||6|
|This is your hourly rate||$78.13||$189.39|
Now that’s not to say that you shouldn’t know anything about the techy stuff that runs your business. You absolutely should.
It’s nearly impossible to outsource work if you don’t have some idea of the work that needs to be done.-Karem Mieses
What that means is, you need to have an overview. You need to know where you’re going and have a basic idea of the steps that will get you there. You need to know that these things are possible, but you don’t necessarily need to know how to do them. For example, if you’re using Infusionsoft, and you want to send an email with a link that, when clicked, will automatically add the reader to a new campaign, then all you need to know is that it can be done. You don’t have to understand the mechanics behind it or be able to set it up yourself.
That’s what your VA is for.
And if you’re really thinking ahead (and I know you are) then you’ll also have your VA document the steps she’s using to complete the task. As part of her job, she should be helping to build your operations manual. That will make it easier for everyone on the team to get more done in less time, which in turn will save you money.
So stop fighting with technology. Learn only what you must know to do your job, and hand the rest off to someone who can do it faster and better. Then you can spend your time bringing in the money.
—– NOW, IF YOU NEED HELP FIGURING OUT WHAT ARE ALL THE STEPS AND SYSTEMS THAT YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF; MORE THAN if you want to know how to connect all the tech that you should have in place,
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