Most entrepreneurs have a problem:
They’re addicted to being solopreneurs.
I call it “Solopreneur Addiction”. They’re used to working on everything themselves, and they’re hesitant to let go of any of the tasks related to their businesses.
They justify this by saying:
– “I know my business the best”
– “Nobody can do _____ as well as I can”
– “I’ll save money by doing it myself, so it’s the smart thing to do …”
I get it. For the first four years of my coaching business I whispered some of the same things to myself. I hired people for specific tasks, but not as many as I should have.
Deep-down, I knew that it was the wrong way to go, but I kept telling myself that I would get more help “down the road”.
I remember a story that a coach once told me that stuck with me. He told me about a bad virtual assistant that he hired that cost him a lot of time babysitting her and fixing her mistakes. Whenever the urge to get more help hit me, I remembered his cautionary tale.
But by the end of 2017 my business had grown to the point where I *had* to get more help. I couldn’t keep doing most of the stuff myself (the growth of my Facebook group to almost 10,000 members pushed me over the edge).
So I recently outsourced management of the FB group and other tasks to a team. It’s still early in the process, but I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. This past week was my most-relaxed one in a long time, and that was because I’m no longer building my coaching business alone.
I want other entrepreneurs to have that same feeling of liberation too.
If you’d like to learn how outsourcing can give it to you, I’m hosting a live training with James Martell today at 2 pm EST, where he’ll be showing you exactly how you can do it.
It’s called 5 Secrets To Building Your Business By Leveraging Freelance Talent, and you can register for it here:
Let us help you beat Solopreneur Addiction.