Barbara Turley is an investor and entrepreneur with a keen interest in scalable business models, systems, processes and automation, content marketing and the power of inspired and empowered teams.
Today she is an investor, entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of The Virtual Hub - a business she started by accident that exploded in the space of 12 months to become one of the leading companies that recruits, trains and manages virtual assistants in the digital marketing and social media space for businesses who need to free up time and energy so they can go to the next level.
Key Points in the Conversation with Josh Cary of Hidden Entrepreneur:
- Working on Your Business vs Working in Your Business
- Why entrepreneurs resist on hiring Virtual Assistants
- Is the building of systems processes and leading of teams a learnable skill?
- What was life like growing up for Barbara Turley
- The importance of doing what you want to do
“Building processes to some people is like sticking needles in your eyeballs, you just don't want to do it. But it's that whole thing of mastering that that's a business skill that so many businesses don't master. And because they don't master it, they don't grow”
“The world needs as many people as possible now more than ever, to step up, to rise up, to just, create jobs, to create lives to get your idea out there. If it fails, don't worry about it, get out and do another one. Like, I mean, my first business completely failed, right?”
"Not enough people, women included and myself included at times in my life, have learned how to listen deeply to truth that is within. Your fear stops you because you always think, 'No, I'm wrong'. But there is a knowing that is deep inside; there is the voice that is telling you that you're right. And that it's time for you to step up to whatever it is, and it's learning to listen more deeply and to trust in that part of yourself, that you won't know whether you're going to fail or succeed. But listening to that voice deep inside is the first step. And if you fail, it's okay, right?"