Updated: Jun 14, 2021
Okay team, today I'm talking about something that has been one of best business decisions I've made thus far: hiring.
I remember over a year ago, I was so busy and it was literally keeping me up at night. There was too much work, new leads coming in and not enough time in the day. Especially if you are a working mom, with a social life and a human who wants to sleep more than 4 hours a night.
In theory this is a great problem to have as an entrepreneur but it is also, scary and hard and stressful. Do you hire an intern? Part-time? Which areas make the most sense to hire for and when? Can you afford it? Will you yield the right ROIs? What if the person doesn't work out? Will you have time to lead the person/people? What if you've never led a team before?
Trust me, I GET IT. I asked myself a lot of these questions but for me, it was mostly around finances. Could I really afford to hire someone?
After dragging my feet and coming up with 10 reasons why I couldn't afford to hire someone, one of my best friends basically smacked me in the face and told me to do it. As did Tony Robbins. So, between Barbara and Tony, I had no choice. And here are two quotes that inspired me to take action:
Do what you do best and get other people to do the rest.
Hire for your weakness. And then get out of the way.
And so, I did both of these things. I hired two people that coll