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You don’t have to be a Fortune 500 business owner to begin to outsource. In fact, you don’t even need to HAVE a business! Are you a busy person? Great - then outsourcing may be a total game-changer for you.
Entrepreneurs will always have an ego; that’s why they go in their own ways and have the guts to do it. But that ego can get in the way of productivity and progress. How? Today, in Here for More, Rachel Luther of Check Off Your List (COYL) joins us to explain that problem. Rachel will help us understand what outsourcing is, how one can determine what they need to outsource, who outsourcing is for, and the benefits outsourcing gives to someone’s life. As an entrepreneur herself, for Rachel, managing multiple business areas shouldn’t fall under one hat alone. Sometimes, you losing control of things might just be what your business needs.
Learn more about the business in outsourcing in this episode of Here for More Podcast with guest Rachel Luther!
When outsourcing, where do you start?
As a mother, a wife, and a businesswoman, having more than usual for a day’s work is a typical scenario for Rachel. This means she starts her day very early in the morning and ends it around eleven at night. Rachel does this for days and weeks, and a lot can relate to this kind of setting. For some, it can cause a ‘break’ in some aspects of their life. What’s even more unideal is when it starts to affect work. For Rachel, when the overwhelm starts settling in, that’s when you need to evaluate your flow. She goes back to her to-do list. By assessing the things she needs to accomplish and prioritize out of her list, Rachel gets to spend time examining the things that require the most among her many priorities. If something is getting put off for way too long, that can help raise questions. Can you do this now? How long is this going to take? Do you need to outsource more? Or do you maybe need to say “no” to some things? Going back to your list, your priorities, and really giving yourself time to dissect each task that you need to finish will help you gain the clarity over this overwhelm that will get you.
Hear more tips from Rachel Luther regarding outsourcing in this episode of Here for More Podcast!
About Rachel Luther:
Rachel Luther is an entrepreneur who was a virtual assistant before people knew what the term meant. After spending the last 10+ years growing her VA business from a one-woman show to a team of talented professionals providing all areas of back-office virtual support, Rachel is divulging her secrets to success, covering work/life balance, strategies for outsourcing, remote work, and everything in between. Rachel is often asked, ‘can you be an entrepreneur and still have it all?’ The answer is a resounding ‘yes,’ and her podcast, Checking Off Your List with Rachel Luther, tells you how.
Outline of the Episode:
[02:46] Rachel Luther on being a virtual assistant before it was a thing…
[04:27] The situation where entrepreneurs often are during startups.
[08:19] About the 80-20 Rule in starting up a business.
[12:09] How can our personal preference get in the way?
[16:14] What is (COYL) Check Off Your List?
[20:26] What do you need to outsource?
[23:34] Outsourcing allows you to give yourself to the things that really matter to you.
[27:51] Going back to your to-do list is where you determine what that is
[37:42] Can you afford to outsource?
[42:10] You can outsource in so many ways!
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