We are all limited on time. If you want to get more done, you must rely on other people to help you.
When I explored the most common self-limiting beliefs that small business owners had around growing their business and what was stopping them, I found three beliefs.
I talk about this when I give my talk on the seven stages to seven figures.
One of those self-limiting beliefs is around TRUST.
We want a guarantee that things will go a certain way but trust is not a guarantee. Trust means that you realize that something might go wrong, yet you trust that people or systems will do their best to do what was promised.
You either have trust in someone or in a system, or you do not have trust.
The best way to trust people is to give them things that they will excel at with minimal error.
When I was thinking of what I can give my virtual admins to help me on LinkedIn, I realized that creating content was NOT one of them.
Why? Because no one can really capture your voice. You will never be fully satisfied with your own writing, how can you ever expect to be satisfied with anyone else's writing on your behalf?
Just like no one can be a replacement for you for all aspects of your personal relationships, it's the same with the relationships you have with your clients and potential clients.
Think about this: your partner asks you to come home and have dinner with them and you send your admin instead. How do you think that will go?
Yes, there are many things that YOU MUST DO YOURSELF. But not everything!
What if your partner wants the lightbulb changed? I doubt they will care if you hire an assistant to do it, or if you do it yourself.
Below are some things that you CAN outsource on LinkedIn while limiting the problems you will face. There is never a guarantee that there will be zero problems because things can always go wrong when you are getting other people to help you.
Human beings make human errors, after all.
12 Daily Tasks you can delegate to an admin on LinkedIn:
Here are 3 things an admin can do for you...but this stuff can get tricky...
As with anything that you have an admin do for you, you must meet with your admin at least once a month if not once a week and have a strategy session showing them what is working and what is not working. Telling them where they excelled and where they went wrong.
You must be monitoring your results and fixing problems by improving your dashboards and playbook.
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