Steve explains how relying on people can sometimes become a pitfall that slows down your business.
By recounting his own early experiences with delegating and the failures of doing so, Steve illustrates how systems can be much more efficient and freeing when used efficiently.
Steve did not ask his first assistant to document everything she did while she was working. So when she left, Steve was back to square one, doing all the tasks himself.
Get your staff to document each task they're doing so that you can easily delegate the task to someone else when you promote them or when they leave, or if they go on holiday.
Documenting and creating a system will also help reduce the cost of hiring, onboarding and training new staff.
3:32 – 'When we had the next person in, I wasn't left trying to train that person up. The systems we created allowed us to get that person up to speed in record time.'
6:42 – 'It's a brilliant way of lowering the barter entry, of getting non-experienced staff to come in and do a high-level work without formal training or having years of experience so you can reduce the cost significantly.'
ABOUT THE HOST
Steve used to be a slave to his business, but when he moved to Sweden in 2015, he was forced to change how he worked. He switched to running his businesses remotely. After totally nailing this concept, he spent his time helping other small business owners do the same. Steve’s been investing in property since 2002, has a degree in Computing, and worked as a doctor in the NHS before quitting to focus full-time on sharing his systems and outsourcing Methodology with the world. He now lives in Sweden and runs his UK-based businesses remotely with the help of his team of Filipino and UK-based Virtual Assistants.
Most business owners are overwhelmed because they don’t know how to create systems or get the right help.
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