March 31, 2022

Why you’re waiting too long to hire an admin

by Danny Matta

I remember sitting in a small coffeeshop on the West side of Atlanta with Ashley 6 years ago.

I was nervous. Maybe it had something to do with the third cup of coffee I just had that morning but I think it had more to do with the interview we were about to have with a potential office manager for Athletes’ Potential.

The person we met, we eventually hired. She’s been our rock solid Office Manager ever since. It’s honestly the best hire Ashley and I have ever made.

So why were we so nervous?

We had both hired and fired people in jobs we had before starting our practice.

We were the ones asking all the questions and interviewing here.

We really had no reason to be nervous except….it’s different when it’s your business.

The stakes are so much higher when it’s your own business verses a business you work for.

It’s your own money and not only that, it’s another person that’s depending on the success of your business to pay for their life.

I think the biggest reason we were nervous and most of you are as well when hiring, has to do with money.

If you’re successful enough to hire, you’ve obviously made decent money in your business.

You also know just how hard it is to earn every dollar.

Those early dollars are the hardest. You’ll never have to work harder per dollar than the first $10,000 you make in your own business.

Mix the fear of making the wrong hire with the fear of wasting hard earned money and you get the reason why most people don’t hire at all.

The reality is, many clinicians never hire anyone. They become busy solo clinicians but never bring on any help for the reasons above.

In order to really grow and create some amount of time freedom, we need a team.

When you hire other people, you’re essentially paying to get time back.

That’s a pretty great exchange considering you don’t know how much time you have and you can never get time back from previous days.

If you can pay someone $20 an hour to do something that allows you to work with someone during that same hour to make $200, would you do it?

The obvious answer is yes but it’s still so difficult to get over that mental challenge of hiring.

Like Mike Tyson says “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”.

If you’re reading this and your time poor, ask yourself this.

-Are you doing tasks that an administrate staff member could do?
-Do you feel like you just don’t have enough time to do everything?
-Are you missing calls and not following up with people because you’re too busy?
-Do you feel drained when you get home and continually have to work when you get home?

Answering yes to these questions means you’re either burned out or you’re getting really close to burn out.

You’re also leaving a lot of money on the table by doing $20 tasks when you should be focused on $200 tasks.

Hiring the RIGHT admin can change your business in a very positive way.

Don’t let fear of the unknown stop you from getting your business the human assets it needs to thrive.

When done right, you’ll wonder why you didn’t hire someone way earlier.

If you’re interested in getting some help with growing your cash or hybrid practice, we should talk

I recommend jumping on a totally free, quick 20 minute call with our team.

You’ll talk to a real person, and they will give you customized guidance on your next skills or steps to take to gain momentum in your business.

We don’t sell anything on this call, and you literally couldn’t buy something from us if you wanted to in this call.

We just know we can help, and we want to prove it to you for free.

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It’s time to start making some serious progress in your business/life.

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