Founder of Staged4more.
Is your to-do list so long that you never get to all the tasks on your list? It might be time to hire a remote virtual assistant to support you.
Tonya Thomas is the founder of Team Delegate, providing elite virtual executive assistant support to seasoned executives and CEOs who want to grow their teams and revenue, while freeing up their time.
Together, we talk about how delegating can help create consistency in our businesses while doubling our time, how to find and hire a VA, the art of time blocking, and growing our leadership style so we can scale, hand off tasks effectively, and build a business we truly love.
If you’ve ever felt intimidated or even hesitant to outsource in your business, this episode will equip you with the tools and confidence to do so!
How Tonya’s entrepreneurial spirit inspired her to start her business (00:03:19)
What exactly is a virtual assistant and how they can help us (00:04:43)
Why delegating helps create consistency (and can even double your time!) (00:07:20)
Frustration and huge to-do lists can be the trigger to hiring a virtual assistant (00:09:16)
How to decide what to outsource vs. what not to outsource (00:11:54)
Tonya explains why we should “start small” and why it’s important for us to have processes to pass on to our VA (00:14:12)
Working with a team remotely and having honest and transparent communication (00:17:26)
Tonya shares the 3 things that have been paramount for her in working remotely with her team (00:20:27)
How to avoid ghosting and underperformers (there’s work to do upfront to avoid this!) (00:22:08)
Tonya shares the common red flags we should look out for when we’re going to hire a virtual assistant (00:25:02)
How being clear on outcomes and goals can help drive longevity in your working relationship with a VA (00:26:11)
Tonya shares how she helped one of her clients go from struggling to managing his calendar as a team of 1, to now over 20 employees (00:27:13)
How to find a virtual assistant and how Tonya’s company customizes the process so you find a VA who is a great fit for your business (00:29:07)
The unexpected benefits of scaling your business (00:32:20)
Scaling our business so we can have the lifestyle we want (and why there’s no cookie cutter business model) (00:35:40)
Tonya reveals the reason why we need to be comfortable and confident with our leadership style when we are delegating (00:37:27)
Time blocking for strategizing our growth plans (and Tonya’s favorite way to do it!) (00:39:50)
Creating an execution plan as the next step to get closer to our goals (00:43:41)
Tonya shares her #1 tip when it comes to outsourcing to a virtual assistant or remote team member (00:44:57)
Tonya’s website: https://teamdelegate.com
Tonya’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/teamdelegate
Tonya’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyabthomas/
Tonya’s podcast, Unbottleneck Your Business: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unbottleneck-your-business/id1562905217
Learn more about our partner, 17hats: https://www.staged4more.com/17hats
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