My “New Years Resolution” started last August. I needed to be more understanding of my teenage daughters.
I started working on it.
Started praying for help.
Started reading a book about it.
We all start the year with the best intentions. We want to be better versions of ourselves. But studies show that 80% of Americans fail to keep their New Year’s Resolutions. Only 8% manage to keep them the entire year.
I think this is because people have unrealistic expectations about themselves and the results they want to achieve. Like losing weight or quitting a bad habit. They’re good resolutions, but they’re tough to accomplish when you:
- Don’t start early
- Don’t keep things simple
- Don’t do things consistently.
It’s the same with outsourcing. Most people hesitate to outsource because they think they have to hire a team of 20 people to take over entire business processes right away. I’d be intimidated if you told me this was what I had to do when I was just starting. I’d never get anything done in my business if I was always hiring to build a team.
Outsourcing doesn’t have to be like that. It shouldn’t be like that. That’s why I always tell people that they should always start by:
- Hiring just one person,
- To do just 1 task, and
- Train them to do one job you already know how to do.
It doesn’t have to be complicated.
Hiring just one person takes less time than hiring a team.
Looking for a person who has 1-2 skills that they’re good at is easier than finding a person who’s an expert at everything.
Training your worker on a job you already know how to do makes it easier. You already know what to teach them. You can answer their questions and give them feedback right away. You’re not just guessing on whether they’re working or not; you can see it in their work.
This is what I teach at OneVAAway.com. This is how I get Filipino rockstar workers. That’s why my recruiting process won’t take you 100+ hours. I start with people who do one thing really well and build them from there.
That’s how I started. That’s how I got things done. I’m reaping the benefits now because I started outsourcing in 2005. For you, 2005 is NOW!