My daughters had their first high school bike race last Saturday.
Addie won the Varsity Girls race. No surprise. She’s won every high school race she’s been in except for State Championships (2nd place, twice). She works her butt off.
(At the finish line. Top 3 finishers)
Bailey…she’s a different story. She finished 2nd on Saturday in the Freshman Girls race.
Last year she got beat up in every race by the same 2 girls. She wasn’t even close to them.
This year she decided to put in the work to try and beat them. She rode all winter long. Cold rides. Long rides. Weight training. Yoga.
Really hard stuff.
She didn’t win this race because she crashed near the end and someone caught her from behind and passed her. She was close.
She’s totally fine with the result.
She did the hard work.
She’s seeing the results.
In 2005 I hired my first Filipino VA.
(They weren’t an OFS, they were just a VA. They didn’t know anything!)
It was hard.
It was scary.
“I don’t know if they can actually do good work.”
“I don’t know if I can keep them busy full-time.”
“I don’t know if I can afford it.”
When I took the leap it was the most liberating experience of my life.
Today I have 35+ full-time people in the Philippines.
It’s not always easy. Hiring someone isn’t easy. It’s not fun.
But it’s the hard work that makes the difference between working 50 hours/week and working 17 hours/week.
If you’re putting off hiring someone because it’s hard, todays the day.
Do the hard work.
If you want to know the system I figured out to make hiring quick and easy: