A common mistake among business owners is trying to “wing it” after hiring an Executive Virtual Assistant for the first time.

They try to find their rhythm with their new support as they go, rather than having a plan for onboarding, delegation and priority projects. 

Like most things in life, this unique relationship is most successful when there is a plan for success and a solid foundation. 

This means doing a little heavy lifting in the beginning, to reap long-term success and healthy collaboration. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The 3 Ps of hiring, and how to attract people who care about your business as much as you do (yes, it’s possible).
  • A simple, four-step exercise called “Perfect EVA Vision” that will help you articulate what success looks like BEFORE you hire.
  • The important conversations you need to have during onboarding. 
  • My secret weapon to staying on the same page in the early weeks.
  • What to do when it seems like your EVA isn’t delivering to your standards.

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Supporting Resources:

Executives and Their Assistants: A Behind the Scenes Look with my EA (Episode 41)
Preparing For Your First (Or Next) Hire (Episode 36)
The Four Types of Business Owners And The Teams They Need Around Them (Episode 32)
Motivation for a Distributed Team: Getting The Best From Your Remote Workers (Episode 22)
Business Ownership Does NOT Equal Leadership (Episode 40)
Why You Should Still Delegate Even When You Can Do It All (Episode 42)
Why You Are Not Ready to Hire (And What To Do About It) (Episode 24)

Episode Credits

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

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