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December 15, 2020

The Power of Delegation – with Barbara Turley

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Barbara Turley is an investor, entrepreneur, and Founder & CEO of The Virtual Hub – a business she started by accident that exploded in its first 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 Mark Struczewski of The Mark Struczewski Podcast:
  • How to let go and start delegating
  • How to delegate effectively and efficiently
  • Why using too many tools can ruin your business
  • When to integrate a new app or tool in your business
  • Understanding your job as a business owner
  • The importance of Leadership, Team Structure, and Communication
  • How to reduce overwhelm
 
Key Takeaways:

“The classic that I hear from people who are trying to delegate is, “You know what, it took them four hours, it should have only taken one, it’s quicker to do it myself”. You have to allow this person time to not just learn your thing but to learn to think how you do it because it’s your baby, you know how to do it. So it’s just this whole process of people don’t want to spend the time to delegate effectively”

“You need to look at the business from the top down and identify what problems on a grander scale are you trying to solve, and then look at whether the tool that you’re choosing is solving for the business that’s in 2, 3, 4 years time from now? Or is it like a band-aid that you’re putting over a problem that you have today? That’s why people end up with too many tools because they’re band-aiding everything up”