Ep. 119 Delegate to Scale Your Business with Kristy Yoder

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Tired of juggling everything all by yourself? Guess what: virtual assistants need virtual assistants too!

After you’ve gotten a few clients in your business, you might find yourself with a full schedule and no room to grow. If you want to avoid getting stuck at an income plateau, it might be time to delegate!

 No one knows more about the power of delegation than my friend and Support Squad member Kristy Yoder. As the CEO of Smart VAs, a virtual assistant agency, she was able to grow her business 10x within 3 months after hiring her first virtual assistant.

 In this episode, she’s sharing how to get started with delegation and how to do it effectively so that you can scale your business seamlessly.

 Tune in if you’re ready to outsource some of your tasks so you can focus on your next big goals!

Let me tell you a little bit about Kristy:

Kristy Yoder is the Founder and CEO of Smart VAs, a virtual assistant agency. She was able to grow her agency 10x within 3 months after hiring her first virtual assistant and now she has a team of 45+ virtual assistants with almost 90 active clients . Kristy is an expert in the area of delegation and hiring virtual assistants. 

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Website | Instagram | Smart VAs Instagram

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What is delegation?

Delegation, in my own terms, would be the act or the process of assigning a task to someone else other than yourself. It's knowing what you can do and what you cannot do and not trying to do it all. It’s having a humble attitude that admits that you are not good at everything, and that there is somebody who can do the task better than yourself because you are not an expert in every task that there is.  

Why should you delegate?

You should delegate because you don't have enough hours in a day to do everything. You are not an expert in everything. You need to focus on things that matter the most to your business like strategic thinking and business expansion. 

 You need to delegate for your own sanity as well. I don't know about you but I started my own business so that I can live a freedom filled lifestyle, so that I can control my own time and so that I can spend time with my family and friends and my loved ones. 

But if I own a business and I'm not able to do those things, what's the point? What's the point of having an income only to neglect the people that you love. I believe that we should not be run by our business, we should be the one running our businesses. 

Who should delegate?

Everyone should delegate. Business owners, CEOs, managers, directors, even VA's need to delegate. I was a VA and I delegated. So if you're a VA and you feel like you're overwhelmed and stressed out, maybe it's time to expand your business. 

How to know when it's time to delegate?

When you're starting out your business, of course you won't think about outsourcing yet or delegating yet because you have to be careful about how you spend your money and you have to make sure that everything that you do really provides value for your business. But if you hit the point that you are stressed and overwhelmed already, then I think that is really the time to delegate.

 You know it's time when your business is stuck and when you feel like your business is not growing, and maybe your business is not growing because you're doing everything alone and you just don't have the capacity to do admin, to do marketing, to do sales calls, and to do follow ups with your clients. If you're the only one doing those things, I'm pretty sure that you're not able to give your best in each of those tasks.  

How to know what to delegate and how to do it effectively?

First, you need to have a goal and vision for your business. If you don’t have a goal and vision for your business, sit and plan your goals for this quarter, for this year or for next year, and make sure that they’re SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely). 

 Then make a detailed inventory of your tasks. So let's say you have 25 tasks. You are now going to segregate those 25 tasks and classify them-- if they are for growth( meaning it would take a few months before you see results) or for daily operations (these are the things that you are going to do every day in order to achieve your goals).

 The tasks that you are good at and enjoy, do that most of the time. The tasks that you are not good at, but you enjoy doing, do that 10% of the time. The tasks that you are good at, but don't enjoy doing, delegate that 90% of the time. Lastly, the tasks that you are not good at, and you don't enjoy doing, you should delegate that 100% of the time. Now you know what you're supposed to do, what you're not supposed to do and what you should delegate.

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