I’ve said it time and time again. As entrepreneurs, time is our most valuable commodity.
This week the latest issue of the ‘Great Business Project’ magazine was published. Yours-truly graced the cover, and there is also a feature article, as well as an exclusive video interview with myself and the magazine’s publisher and good friend Ralph Quintero, too.
In the interview I talk about time, and more importantly BUYING TIME to become a more productive entrepreneur and a more successful business owner.
Reading the feature reminded me of my session at New Media Expo earlier on this year, where I talked specifically about this topic in relation to building a virtual team to help you build a content marketing empire. The session was incredibly well received, with several bloggers pin-pointing it as one of their fave’s from the event, including successful online entrepreneur and good friend, Pat Flynn.
NOTE: Be sure to check out my chat with Pat in the third episode of the New Business Podcast!).
Following the event a lot of you asked if there was any video from the session. There was/is and although a lot of the session was recorded, the placement of the camera wasn’t perfect, so I’ve cut it into a few select clips, the first of which (focusing on the whole ‘buying time’ message) is below:
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It Truly IS Possible to Buy Time
The world of outsourcing, and that of building virtual teams is nothing new. It’s been around for a long time. And although Tim Ferriss’ book ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ brought the concept of VA’s into the mainstream business limelight, it failed to deliver on the ‘how to’ concepts behind outsourcing. It’ll be putting that right when my first traditionally published book hits the shelves in the early part of next year (more info on that soon!).
In the meantime, however, I can’t stress enough how important it is to get started with outsourcing. Even if you just hand over a few ‘one-off’ tasks to someone you find on a job site, you’ll be starting – and that’s the key here – getting started.
I recently posted about the mission I’m on, to help every entrepreneur out there utilize the power of outsourcing in their business. That post prompted some really cool comments (50+ of ’em, as of publishing!) and allowed me to converse with you all on a subject that I am super passionate about.
I mean it. I want to help you. All of you.
If there is anything I can do for you on this subject, please let me know.
I know that I wouldn’t be able to do everything I do with my businesses (and even my personal life) without the use of virtual staff and delegating to employees in general. The fact is that you can, genuinely buy time. It’s not ‘wrong’, nor is it ‘taking advantage’, or ‘bad for the economy’.
It’s a good thing. A smart thing.
And it allows business owners to sincerely work ON their business, instead of being trapped, shackled at their desks, working IN it.
Do you agree? Disagree?
If you have experienced some success with virtual assistants, and outsourcing in general, please share your story, briefly below. I’d love to read about it, and I might even feature it in my book!