I wanted to talk to you today about delegating and leveraging more in your business.

When I talk to entrepreneurs about delegating, many of them tune me out. Why? Because they are doing it all themselves!!!!

For those of you who are doing it all yourself, STOP!

Let me share some ideas with you on why you would WANT to delegate. Some of you may have tried to delegate before and maybe it didn’t work out well. I get that. You see, I’ve been delegating for about 14 years in my business and in the beginning, I didn’t know what I was doing. I made so many mistakes like hiring the wrong people, micro-managing projects that I had assigned to them, or I re-did work that they performed for me.

I had to learn from my mentors and others that I hired HOW to delegate effectively. Many entrepreneurs are not experts in HR or how to train an independent contractor.

Don’t feel bad if you don’t know how to delegate effectively now. But you need to learn how to if you want to leverage your business. If you are a business owner, you need to have someone to help.

What will happen if you get sick or if medical issues arise?

What will you do when you want to take a vacation?

If you don’t have a team, you will not be able to make money when unforeseen contingencies come up. I have had some clients tell me that they’ve never taken a vacation the entire time they’ve been in business – for several years!

Listen up! Life is too short and as an entrepreneur, you need to have some fun. You need to have some down time (a vacation).

You have to embrace delegating.

Unless you have a brick and mortar store or location and where you need to hire employees, most business owners can use the services of independent contractors called Virtual Assistants.

Click here to learn more about what you need to know once you’ve decided “It’s Time You Started Delegating”

So PLEASE – Stop Waiting To Delegate! You need to know the BIG PICTURE of all of the strategies you need in your business. But you don’t need to know or spend your time learning how to do all of the things you need to do in your business.

I’ve created a Checklist that includes over 40 tasks or activities you could potentially delegate and should consider outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant or to a person other than YOU. Take a look at this Checklist to see what’s possible. Copy it into a Word document, then add tasks or activities that are specific to what you do in your business or delete the things that are not applicable to your business.

I also share in this free report info on what your next steps should be, where to find the people you need, how to get them in place, etc. Just go to JumpstartYourTeam.com to get your copy. It’s FREE!

Talk to You Again Soon

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartGift.com!   

PPS: Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing & sales!  Come to my Live Event, November 3rd – 5th.  Time’s running out – Friday, October 27th is the last day to register, so don’t wait. Click here to take a look the details of my upcoming LIVE EVENT – Registration is still OPEN now for Jumpstart Your Biz in a Weekend!

Today I want to talk to you about my book, “Love Yourself Successful” and specifically about what’s in my book – The Four Types of Love. These Four Types of Love can affect how much money you are making in your business.

These topics are top of mind for me right now because I’m preparing for my Live Event on November 3, 4, & 5th, 2016 called “Love & Money LIVE”. Check out the video because I’m also offering a coupon code at the end for those of you who are interested in attending.

are you focusing on LOVE in your businessMost of the time, I find that it’s my female clients or friends who are not focusing enough on LOVE in their business. So I wanted to emphasize that to make money, you have to make sure you are focusing on all of the revenue-producing activities. If you are not putting that focus on revenue-producing activities because you are not getting the LOVE or SUPPORT that you need, please listen closely because this message is for you.

The Four Types of Love you Need to Focus on

Love for Your Self: this area includes loving yourself first and taking care of yourself. It includes knowing your worth.

Love with a Significant Other: make sure the significant other in your life or the one you are looking for is the person who will be very supportive for what you are doing. This is very important for entrepreneurs because they take more risks.

Love in Your Environment: this includes negative family members or friends – negative influencers. Some people are toxic to your environment. They will try to make you feel like what your doing in your business is not important. You have to be able to communicate differently with them and keep them at a distance until you can turn them around to be more supportive.

Love for What you are Doing: do you wake up excited about what you are doing? If not, you are not going to make a lot of money. You have to love what you are doing and if not, think about doing something different.

Check out the video below for more detail about Focusing Enough on LOVE in Your Business!

Video Biz Tip: Are You Focusing Enough on LOVE in Your Business?!

You can learn more about these topics in my book, “Love Yourself Successful” and you can buy your copy on my website. Just go to LoveYourselfSucessful.com to get your copy. Or you get a free audio and a couple of free chapters of the book on that page, if you’d like to sample it first.

Another great option to consider coming to one of my events. My next event is “Love & Money LIVE”. It’s about LOVE, MONEY, and LIFESTYLE. It is THE PERFECT event for you if you know you need to work on some of these areas that I’ve just discussed in this post AND you are not making the money that you need to in your business. At this Event, we are going to FOCUS on ways you can MAKE MORE MONEY in your business. Just head over to LoveandMoneyLive.com to review all of the details. You will receive a $200 discount when you register by using coupon code 200OFF at the checkout. Come join us – I’d love to help you get more Love in your Life and more Money in your Business.


Remember, if you need help with the technical side of things, I have a tech team available to assist you.  Go to: JumpStartYourTechyServices.com

If you’d like to get more tips like this, make sure you are getting my email newsletter. If you haven’t signed up yet, go to JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts. You’ll get valuable free gifts just for signing up. One of those gifts is to talk to me in a FREE one-on-one strategy session.   I can help you identify what you need quickly.

I’ll talk you to again next week!

 

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear Making a LOT More MONEY Doing What
You LOVE!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts

P.P.S. Are You Frustrated, Overwhelmed or Feeling Stuck in Your Business Trying to Figure Out How to Get More Clients, Get More Exposure or Make More Money?  Then GET READY to JumpStart your business in a BIG WAY?  Join me at my Love & Money Live, 3-Day Event in Sacramento, CA – November 3, 4, & 5 2016!  Get a $200 discount off your registration fee by using Promo Code $200OFF! .   Click link for details & registration at www.LoveandMoneyLive.com NOW! 

The subject of what to delegate to an Assistant or Virtual Assistant was a topic that several members of my Live Big Mastermind wanted to discuss with me recently.  The topic came up again during our bi-weekly group call in my Mastermind this week.

It appears to be a HOT topic, so I thought I should be sharing some tips about it with you today!   I’m also including a juicy FREE resource at this end of this video so make sure you pick that up while you are here.  And now, here are my Tips:

What Types of Tasks Should You Delegate to an Assistant

when & how to delegate to an assistant or VAYou have to figure out the types of tasks you need to delegate first.  For example, do you need someone to do technology-type tasks?  If you do, they will need to have experience doing those types of tasks which is very different from someone you might hire to make phone calls for you to generate leads, follow up with leads, book speaking gigs and things like that.   Once you’ve determined your types of tasks, you may find that you need more than just one person – you may need multiple people who can perform different types of tasks.

Most people need at least two people when they start out.  You don’t pay more, you just split the time that you are paying for between the two people.  You also have to find out what types of tasks the person is experienced doing and what they love to do before hiring them.  Interviewing prospective virtual assistants is KEY to making sure you get someone who is really good at the type of task you need them to do.

Reasons Why You Need to Start Delegating Now

Why do I delegate in the first place?  Because I love taking a three day weekend with my family, going to events, and I like not having to worry about what’s been done when I’m away at speaking events.  My team takes care of those things for me.  Wouldn’t you like this kind of freedom?  Delegating allows me to take a real vacation where I’m not working while on the beach.  It also allows me to do more to reach more people so I can make more money!!!  And You Can Too!

Check out the video below for more detail about How and What to Delegate to an Assistant or VA to Save YOU Time!

Video Biz Tip: How and What to Delegate to an Assistant or VA to Save YOU Time!

I’m offering a **FREE** checklist of the types of tasks you need to start delegating. These are 43 things that I’ve found have come up in my business over the past 14 years where I needed to delegate the tasks to an assistant. It’s a great list to start with to give you some ideas. It has helped my clients see areas where an assistant would be beneficial. Of course, there will be some things that might not apply to where you are in your business at this time, but you can use them later on.

So make sure you pick up my checklist. You’ll find it on my Live Big Events website, (where you’ll also get information about my live events). Go to: Livebigevents.com/delegatingchecklist


Remember, if you need help with the technical side of things, I have a tech team available to assist you.  Go to: JumpStartYourTechyServices.com

If you’d like to get more tips like this, make sure you are getting my email newsletter. If you haven’t signed up yet, go to JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts. You’ll get valuable free gifts just for signing up. One of those gifts is to talk to me in a FREE one-on-one strategy session.   I can help you identify what you need quickly.

I’ll talk you to again next week!

 

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Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear Making a LOT More MONEY Doing What
You LOVE!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts

P.P.S. Are You Frustrated, Overwhelmed or Feeling Stuck in Your Business Trying to Figure Out How to Get More Clients, Get More Exposure or Make More Money?  Then GET READY to JumpStart your business in a BIG WAY?  Join me at my Love & Money Live, 3-Day Event in Sacramento, CA – November 3, 4, & 5 2016!  Early Bird Pricing & Valuable Bonuses are available but only for a limited time.   Click link for details & registration at www.LoveandMoneyLive.com NOW! 

I want to share more with you about why I’m so passionate about having marketing and business systems. My video below is about Systems for More Profit and Time. 

And if you’re not sure why systems could be such an important thing for YOU wherever you are in your business right now then I want you to seriously ask yourself – WHAT IF?

WHAT IF YOU COULDN’T PHYSICALLY WORK IN YOUR BUSINESS FOR 3-12 MONTHS? WHERE WOULD YOU BE FINANCIALLY? WHERE WOULD YOUR CLIENTS BE? YOUR MARKETING? 

  • What if it was YOU who had to have two total hip replacements right now (out of the blue) like I did in 2013 – January and December that year I was basically out of commission for 3-6 weeks each time.
  • What if it was YOUR fiance or loved one who was just diagnosed with cancer (like Jason and I this last year) and you had to go with him or her to the hospital for 4-6 hours every single weekday for 6-8 weeks in a row?
  • What IF? We just never know what life (or God) has in store for us and no matter how hard we try to prevent this type of stuff (with exercise, healthy eating, good habits, etc.) or block it out of our minds, consciousness, or realm of reality…something could still happen.

Therefore, don’t you think it’s time to TOTALLY LOOK AT YOUR BUSINESS, MARKETING & LIFE and see what could be missing, what could be better organized, systematized, outsourced, automated, deleted or more efficiently running in one way or another?

Please don’t put this off and please don’t think “you’ll do it later”. What IF you don’t end up having time later….  watch the Systems for More Profit & Time Video! 

That’s my rant for today but watch the video for tips on WHAT to SYSTEMATIZE or Transform in your business then come talk with me if you want some help getting it all in place. This is an area I am a master in, I can see how you can transform your business pretty quickly to ensure you can still have money coming in or marketing going out JUST IN CASE.

My Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales Summit is coming up April 9-11, 2015 here in Sacramento. If you’re not currently registered to attend yet and you know you need to do some things differently this year to grow your business, I really urge you to change your plans, grab a seat and join me.

Everyone who comes is blown away with the amount of real hands-on training and on the spot coaching that we accomplish. It’s worth about 20 times as much as I’m asking for you to invest for what you’re going to get. You can read and watch videos of some of the previous attendees and what they have to say here.

Join me at the next Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales Summit! This 3-day content packed event will teach you and show you everything you need to create, do, implement and more to help make your business a lot more profitable and even automated so you’re not working so hard to “do it all”. I show you how to systematize so many things in your business, your marketing and your life so that you can reach more prospects faster! This is not a multi-speaker event, it is a true training seminar that I do twice a year. This will be the LAST time I do this event with this format however, new events are on the horizon! So come get your business and marketing plan sorted out for the next 1-3 years! Let’s do this! 

Let’s plot out YOUR Big Picture Strategy now to get a jumpstart on your year!

Katrina Sawa
The JumpStart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &
Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful
916-872-4000
katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com
“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear!”

 

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts or FREE Love Yourself Successful Audio at www.LoveYourselfSuccessful.com/freegifts

P.P.S.  Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing and sales – online and offline. I recommend you attend my next Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales Summit, I promise this will be the most informative, useful business seminar you attend all year. Go check out what it’s all about and when:  www.LiveBigEvents.com

 

 

 


Why do we always insist on doing it all?

I can’t tell you how many clients and other business owners I see every month who continue to believe that THEY have to DO IT ALL.

I learned this lesson a couple years ago. When I hired my first assistant I thought I had to hire “an employee” so I got the insurance, worker’s comp, payroll service and put an ad out.

I didn’t even know what I could pay or for how many hours mind you at this time, I just knew in order to get more successful and get more business quicker – I needed someone to help me do the things that were slowing me down.

So I found my first “employee”, paid the payroll, taxes, etc. It was all relatively easy.

Unfortunately that employee ran his course and I soon needed someone with additional talents and skills. So I (being the connector that I am) found that employee another job with a client of mine and hired a different employee for myself with added skills that I needed to get me to my next step.

That second employee was so good in fact that she got hired out from under me to work full time in a great job. I wished her well because it was ideal for her but then I was stuck again and back on the hamster wheel, doing it all myself.

I was introduced to a temp agency who could have someone come and work in my home or from their home if need be for certain projects. I hired someone from the temp agency who worked out very well. She had another small business of her own and she did other work for other professionals as well. She brought many ideas to the table for me and challenged me to work more ON my business and let her work IN it. She took on client projects and research projects plus other things that I really didn’t need to be doing. I in turn was able to network more, follow up more and got a lot more new clients and referrals after this.

After this temp gal ran her course I was so used to someone working “virtually” for me, from her home or from mine depending on the day or project that I wasn’t sure I wanted someone to come back into my home office space again. This is when I learned about Virtual Assistants – what a concept! They do my work from their home and it gets done efficiently and successfully.

I now have 3 Virtual Assistants and looking to hire one more. One who does all my bookkeeping, manages my shopping cart sales and my QuickBooks, one who does all my data entry for all the business cards I collect out networking and they also do any mailers that need to go out to my list. The third VA is my right hand gal – she does everything I can think of. Anything that comes across my desk that needs to be signed up for, looked into, opportunities that need investigating plus she handles my whole membership program (Marketing Mentor Program) – new sign ups, cancellations, email blasts, website updates and so much more! I couldn’t think about doing this alone anymore and I am no longer on the hamster wheel!!

I realize it’s hard to figure out how and what to outsource at first because you think you are the only one that can do certain things.

But I can tell you – every single client I consult with in my 1-On-1 Marketing Planning Meeting or any call or consult really – I urge and recommend outsourcing 1-8 things! There is always a way – you sometimes just need to be SHOWN the way.

Once you do this you will be able to step off that hamster wheel more often than not and you will have so much more free time to do the things that you LOVE TO DO, be with the clients you LOVE working with, be able to develop new products and services and figure out ways to leverage your time and expertise to make you more M.O.N.E.Y. with less effort and less time.

Isn’t that the goal?

Let me help you figure out how to get off that hamster wheel and get more clients and experience more success faster – let’s do it now!

–Kat Out

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I know for some of you ‘control freaks’ out there this one’s gonna be tough for you. But read on! You might find how EASY this can be, really.

When I finally gave in to delegating from my extremely ‘do-it-myself’ mentality at first I admit it was a bit hard. I was always double checking things and everyone around me to make sure they were doing it ‘right’. I probably drove my first VA (Virtual Assistant) absolutely NUTS!

However my coach at the time, Ali Brown, kept showing me how important it was to become really successful in my business, and to make a six or seven figure income, that I needed to surround myself with experts and a support team of people who could take on all the things in my business (and my life!) that:

  • I didn’t like to do
  • I didn’t want to do
  • I didn’t know how to do or
  • That someone could do BETTER AND FASTER than me!

So, one day I put together a list of things like this and to my surprise the list was quite long! It was kind of a ‘wish list’ so to speak that if I could wish for someone else to do these things, then it would free me up to do the things I LOVE TO DO which is brainstorm and consult with clients on new ideas they can implement to get them more business!

Plus I had a TON OF IDEAS to implement in my own business too – but there was never enough time in the day/week to get to ANY of them! This bummed me out. I knew that it would take me years to implement all the great ideas I had if I continued to do it all myself.

I just saw an article that Ali Brown wrote (and I’m not including it here but I’m giving her credit for this part!), she’s an expert at this delegation and virtual team building stuff, and she mentions there are 5 things you MUST DO to overcome being a CONTROL FREAK:

— First, you have to change your MINDSET
— Second, you have to know WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT
— Third, you have to hire the RIGHT PEOPLE
— Fourth, you have to have SYSTEMS
— Fifth, you have to have TRUST

Here is my main list of tasks that I typically will delegate to a VA, copywriter, web designer or some other support team member of mine – it’s fabulous – you should try it!

  • Bookkeeping: tracking expenses, sales and tax records
  • Internet research to get me better SEO, more traffic, etc.
  • Article Marketing all my current articles, shuffling them around, refreshing them
  • Maintaining my customer mailing lists on an easy to use database
  • Creating extra pages on my website as needed
  • Handling recordings of teleclasses, burning CD’s, mailings, etc.
  • Handling bounced emials from Constant Contact, updating with new
  • Formatting e-books and other online products
  • Designing PowerPoint presentations
  • Sending out ebirthday greetings to clients
  • Handwriting follow up notes and mailing out postcards
  • Data entry of all new contacts
  • Transcribing teleclasses
  • Posting on blogs, forums and social/biz networking sites
  • Developing my Networking Calendar every month
  • Managing my shopping cart account and merchant account as needed
  • Creating Google Alerts
  • Proofreading
  • Updating my YouTube page, videos and adding technology to my website
  • Submitting press releases online or locally

So, what’s on your plate that you shouldn’t be doing, hate doing or aren’t really that good at doing that you should DELEGATE???

  • And don’t forget about the personal tasks too like housekeeping, landscaping/mowing, shopping, cooking, making travel plans, errand running, etc. – you can pay someone to do ALL OF THIS you know?
  • Ask yourself “What is YOUR time worth?” and free it up to do BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS!

I do know many Virtual Assistants personally and know who is taking on new clients that I could refer so if you email me back I’m happy to give you a personal referral!

Otherwise there are a few places online you can submit a request (be very specific on what you need them to do!) to hire or interview a VA, such as AssistU.com an online VA directory.

For more information on HOW to build your Virtual Team you can do a 1-on-1 Planning Meeting with me and we’ll cover that and sooooo much more OR you can check out a friend of mine, Melanie Benson Strick‘s Virtual Team Building Tele-Bootcamp! She’s got a great program specifically for this!

– Katrina Out !