The Key to Business Growth: Team

By Jane Atkinson

Last month’s teleclass was about exploiting your intellectual property and our guest expert Dan Miller told us that his team was essential to growing his business.

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I completely agree!

[If you find yourself feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or burnt out in your business, adding a team member might be the key]. Tweet this. I learned from my own coach Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach, that I should be focusing on my 3 biggest strengths (which are writing, coaching and selling) and leave all other work to the team.

I made the change and, by golly, it worked!

I felt incredibly restless and dissatisfied with my business when I was doing everything myself. Now my VA Theresa handles the bulk of my day-to-day work, my book team is moving my new book project forward, my website team is standing by for direction and I’m free to do what I love!

Note that no one on my team is an “employee” but I think we all have to look at the type of team member that is perfect for us. [There’s an old saying “hire slow, fire fast”, so perhaps you start with a project and see how that goes before committing to too much]. Tweet this.

Some decisions to make:
1. What do I need my team member to do for me?
2. Would I prefer them to be on-site with me, or virtual?
3. How much time might I need each month?
4. How much can I afford to pay?

The most successful teams work because the leader spent the time on the front end to get clear on what they needed and trained the team member properly. Take the time, it’s worth it!

See you soon Wealthy Speakers!

Jane Atkinson




Author of The Wealthy Speaker 2.0
& The Epic Keynote (coming March 2014)

ps: There is a big chunk in The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 about hiring a team in today’s climate. Check out Chapter 7. Get your copy of The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 here.