I have a lot of weaknesses and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Truth be told, I’d be in trouble if it weren’t for Virtual Assistants. I’ve launched over 8 podcasts (4 of my own), have 2 YouTube Channels, and have written 3 books … this is all in less than 3 years.
I don’t know how to edit audio nor do I know how to edit videos or even do the formatting for a book.
But, Virtual Assistants know how to do all of these tasks…
The Options Are Endless
VA’s can literally do just about anything. These days it’s impossible to have an excuse for why you “can’t” do something. When building your personal brand it’s important to choose a lane and these “lanes” are usually in blogging/vlogging, YouTube, Podcasting, Writing a Book or something along these lines.
I believe that the biggest barrier to people actually taking the step to doing these things is the fear of learning something new. Well, that’s part of the reason. The other reason is TIME.
Who as time these days? We’re constantly busy managing our personal lives with our professional lives and we’ve been fed this narrative of finding “work/life balance”. How are we supposed to find any sort of balance if we’re to provide for our families?
Not to get on a tangent, but I’ve been known to stake a claim in the ground and say the work/life balance model is broken.
I believe the new model is SOUL / Life Balance. See, I’m of the belief that “work” is just a component of life. Therefore the work/life balance model does not tell the whole story. I think that when we put an emphasis on balancing our “life” with work we tend to get our priorities out of whack. Nowadays, you can earn a living in ways we couldn’t have dreamed of in 1776. You can make a killing drop-shipping on Amazon, kids are making millions as they open presents on YouTube (WTF this is actually real), and there are so many other mind-boggling ways to earn a living. It’s actually more possible than ever to separate your work life from your personal life. It’s actually possible to realize that work is just a component of life and that we don’t need to be a slave to the system.
See, when you work with VA’s you get your time back. You offload the “time sucking” tasks to new team members. VA’s are actually more cost effective than employees as well (but you already knew that).
Turning Weaknesses into Strengths
What’s stopping you from ditching your 9-5? What’s stopping you from launching your podcast? What’s stopping you from streamlining your current business so you can focus on building your personal brand? What’s stopping you from doing the thing you’ve always wanted to do?
To have success with VA’s you need to continue to perform the tasks and complete the projects that are your strengths. The items that would fall under your “weaknesses” are a perfect place to start when working with VA’s. Hire for those that are more knowledgeable than yourself in the task you are recruiting for.
Steve Jobs said it best, “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do”.
Ready to Take Action?
You know there’s a difference between an excuse and a reason. There’s absolutely no reason why you can’t get up and take action so that you can build a life with less work. After all, who wants to live to work anyway?
I want to work so that I can live the life I want. I want to be free of the worries that come with work.
If you’re looking for financial freedom, then start working with VA’s to grow your business as you save yourself time in the process!
Not sure how to get started?
I put together a FREE guide to get you up-and-running in no time! You can access it by clicking the link HERE.
To Your Weaknesses,
Sam AKA SwagSam
P.S. Are you ready for my full-blown process? Are you ready to take the leap and actually get the transformation you know you need? If you’re ready to learn my step-by-step process on how to scale your business by working with VA’s so that you can work less while making more, then check out my upcoming workshop! Forget about the overwhelm, in this workshop I’ll be guiding you every step of the way to ensure you have success and can begin to breathe again. Learn more by checking it out on the link here.