Hire the right team, not the ‘right now’ team

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Today I’d like to share what I’ve learned about the absolutely vital importance of hiring the right person for the right role in your business. I hope you’ll take this to heart, because hiring the right people can not only help you regain your freedom while you exponentially grow your business, it can save you countless hours of frustration and thousands of dollars.

So let’s say you know you need to hire some help and you’re ready to bring on some team members.

When it’s time to hire, we need to make a mindset shift: we can’t hire someone just to have a warm body or stop the bleeding. Every role in your business needs someone specifically wired for it.

Here’s why: when you hire the WRONG employee, contractor or assistant, they will never be good at the job, no matter how hard you try to make it work. If they’re not a right fit, they will never really do a good job and will eventually begin resenting working for you because it will always be an uphill battle for them.

When you’ve hired the wrong person, they will eventually sabotage themselves, get really frustrated and end up not feeling good about themselves, because they can’t possibly do a good job. They will continually row upstream. Worse, they will eventually leave because they’re not happy or you will be forced to fire them, which no one likes to do.

The wrong person in a role will make it difficult for you to fully let go, because they’re going to constantly be disappointing you. You’ll have to keep on top of them and their work, doing what I call helicopter-managing, which means you will never be able to trust them fully and will end up re-doing things or just taking back things to be sure they’re done correctly and timely.

So you’ll still have to spend time involved in the day-to-day tasks that you’re trying to get free from. This keeps you as the bottleneck in your company and defeats the whole purpose of hiring someone to help you.

Instead, every single role in your business needs someone specifically wired for it. Not random, not because “I like you”, or “She’s a good friend who needs a job.” No, we need somebody who is perfect for the role.

Before you start posting job openings, know exactly what roles you need to fill for each aspect of your business, including what the role entails and what kind of characteristics make someone right for certain roles.

You may have a general idea, but hiring well is difficult to do without following a proven process (we share our process for how to find people with a unique brilliance for a role in the Leverage Program).

The first thing you’ll need to do is determine where, exactly, you need help.

  • Do you need help with operations and systems, or social media?
  • Is customer service your top priority?
  • Do you need someone to teach your content with you, or run business errands?

Then, ask yourself which one is your top priority.

Next, get clear on what type of strengths or personality is going to be best for this role. This is something you do before you write the job description and post the ad, not once you’ve met the candidates.

When you have clearly defined roles, with every single person on your team wired for their job, it makes things so much smoother. This is when you can let go of any “control freak” tendencies (we all have this, don’t worry) and you can really focus on growing your business.

If you’re not sure how to do this, just know that this is exactly what we help women do in our programs to get them to multiple six figures (and eventually a million or more in their annual revenues), with several weeks of unplugged vacations per year.

Are you curious about what that would look like in your own business, or about our proven hiring process?

Now is the time to book a free exploratory session with one of my heart-centered strategy coaches so we can help you map out a plan, answer your questions and see if we might be a good fit for scaling your business.

The call is completely free, and without obligation, so there’s no reason to wait. This simple conversation is a chance for us to get to know you better, hear more about your business and your needs; it could be the one that changes everything.

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