The Courage to Grow: How to Hire and Work with a VA

Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information that can help you get past your blocks and move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity.

The show is available in both video and audio formats on a variety of platforms including iTunes, I Heart Radio, in the Google Play store, on You Tube and on her on my website.

If you like what you see and hear I hope you’ll share the show with others and I hope you’ll decide to join my community. You can become a fan of the show here on my site. When you do you’ll get episodes delivered right to your inbox along with information, tips, and resources to help you consistently move forward with courage, confidence, clarity, and compassion. I’ll help you position and pre-sell yourself as the unique solution provider you are, and ultimately to profit from your expertise as you build a business in alignment with your faith, beliefs, and values.

How to Enjoy the Show

Watch the video interview by clicking the forward arrow.

You can listen to the audio version of this episode online by clicking this link.

You can download and save for playing on your preferred device, click this link, then click the down facing arrow on the far right of the play bar. Navigate to where you want to save the recording, then click OK, Save, Enter, or whatever works for your device.

*Some of the links below may be affiliate links. The little revenue I generate from them support me and my work. And help me buy treats for my three cats.

 

Show Notes:

As we build our businesses we quickly come to the realization that we just can’t do everything ourselves if we truly want to build a business and not just a glorified job.

I know very well how scary it is to make a hiring decision. I spent the first third of my career in human resources specializing in recruitment and staff development. There’s no important decision you’ll make than who to bring on board and that’s especially true when you’re an entrepreneur.

But how do you do it? How do you find, choose, and work with someone effectively?

To answer that I thought I’d go to the horse’s mouth so to speak and talk directly to a virtual assistant.
Beatrice Ten Tie is a virtual assistant who I connected with in a Facebook group.

She recently wrote a post I’d describe as a rant that talked about the big mistake entrepreneurs make by not using a VA.

She’s got an extensive background in corporate and organizational life where she built her skills in administration, organization, project management, and problem solving.

Listen in as Beatrice and I discuss…

  • Why entrepreneurs find it so difficult and actually fear working with a VA
  • When you should start thinking about getting a VA – it’s likely to surprise you
  • Mistakes made when hiring and managing a VA
  • What to consider when you know you need help but can’t seem to find the right person

As always listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information:

Beatrice’s website

Beatrice on social media:

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn

Bonus Content:

Get bonus content for this episode including an interview with Craig Cannings, Founder of VAClassroom.com. Just share your email address and you’ll get the bonus resources as soon as they’re ready (I’m dealing with a back injury and it makes it impossible to work for long periods of time, sorry.)

 

Like this? Please share it!