You know what’s worse than being a shadow of your former self? Being a shadow of someone else’s former self. And you might be wondering, “Huh? How is that even possible?” Well, a relevant definition of it is work shadowing.
And work shadowing can take you down a shadowy path.
See if any of these descriptions sound like you…and I hope they don’t:
- You put off hiring because you hate the headaches involved
- You don’t have any of your roles and responsibilities written down anywhere
- When you hire a new employee, you have them “shadow” you
- You don’t have regular review times set up
- There’s no system in place to help you automate and delegate
- Feedback is too often in the form of angry or emotional outbursts
Sadly, that’s just a few of the problems that come with unspoken expectations.
One of my clients played the “shadow” game with his new employees. And he explained to me, once, how he was the only one qualified to show them how things worked. (first mistake) That kind of work shadowing reminds me of a quote I found that’s attributed to the poet, Rudyard Kipling. He said…
“A people always ends by resembling its shadow.”
You get that? It’s not a good thing to resemble your shadow. So, it’s an even worse thing to resemble someone else’s.
And my client had to admit he wasted a lot of time explaining things to newbies. Time that he could’ve used to focus on building his business.
So, I told him, “Instead of paying an employee AND still doing that job, why not make short, instructional, training videos?”
“That’s brilliant!” he replied.
And I thought to myself, “Not brilliant. Just efficient.”
But I said out loud, “Do it once. And let the system repeat it for you.”
It seems like it should be common sense how the right System can help business owners become highly organized and successful. But too many of them think they don’t have time for a System. And they fight it. And ultimately their business becomes a mental mine field. Covered with hurt feelings, bruised egos, and so much lost time.
And guess what?
That’s time you can never get back.
So, what’s the solution. Simple. All you gotta do is what one of my happy clients said to do, “If you don’t already have a RONDA, get one.” And what’s a “RONDA?” That’s your Responsive Organized Nonstop Digital Assistant (aka, a digital form of ME)
And your own personal RONDA is there for you 24/7/365 (that’s practically all the time). But she doesn’t work for free. Because no one should do that. At least no one with a System that can take your 5 figures business to 6 figures. And your 6 figures business to 7.
That’s like having a top-level executive assistant, office manager, secretary…all rolled into one…for $1.75 an hour. If you could get your business going better and faster and pay somebody $1.75 an hour to do it, wouldn’t you do it?
That’s what I thought. And that’s your RONDA. Your link is staring at you from just a little further down.