My newsletter regularly gets read by 20,000+ people.
I get good, kind, insightful responses from people every day.
But this one was nasty.
Lisa responded to my email last week with:
So, as a teacher, I completely disagree with your assessment of school. It absolutely does not just prepare you to take tests and gives you no real skills.
Reading is a real skill.
Speaking in front of groups is a real skill.
Writing is a real skill.
Math is a real skill.
But wait, there’s more!
(she continued to list other real life skills education provides)
Thank you Lisa!
Thanks for helping me see a more clear picture of what education does for us and our society.
But here’s the line from her email that really got me:
School exists to empower people with the skills they need to become what they want!
THAT’S THE POINT!
You educate your OFS to empower them.
Yes, providing them with education and training helps grow your business.
Yes, it makes your life easier.
Yes, it makes things run more efficiently.
It does the same for them!
It gives them understanding about how business works.
It gives them skills that can be used in your business.
It gives them ideas to help grow your business…so that they deserve a raise!
It helps them contribute.
It helps them progress in their career.
It empowers them with greater understanding, confidence, and a desire to do better.
And…if that training and education is provided by you…
– it shows them you care about their career
– it shows them your company is a good place to work
– it makes them loyal to you
All of this is why I advocate for training the OFS you hire.
Even if you hire an expert.
Provide them training.
It carries like a 100x ROI with it.
This is why we created VAs Made Easy.
You give the training to your OFS.
Your business progresses.
John, you consistency put out great content. Your OneVAaway course helped us hire our first OFS and now we are on our 7th within 12 months. We’ve definitely invested in our Filipino team and have a few rising stars. Some of them could definitely use more training than we have time for. I’ll be reviewing your new course over the weekend. You’ve actually helped us more than you probably realize so I just wanted to say thanks!
Would you be interested in writing about OnlineJobs.ph in exchange for something to help your VA?
I have an amazing guide:
How To Work For A Foreign Boss: 16 Things You Need To Know
One of my VA’s who has worked for me for 9 years wrote it. When I saw it I said to her “Every single Filipino worker who gets hired needs to read this. It will change their experience and their employer’s experience!”
If you’re interested, I’d love one of two things:
1. A review at any of these sites:
Or, if you don’t want to do the review, just send your review to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll have my team post it on your behalf.
2. A FB, LinkedIn, or Insta post about your Filipino team and how they help your business.
With this, we’ll run paid ads promoting the post so your business would get a bunch of exposure (mine too).
If you’re willing to do either of these, just let me know and I’ll send the guide over.