What It's Like to Work with an Online Business Manager
An Online Business Manager (OBM) is your partner-in-crime and your second set of eyes on your business. Sort of your entrepreneur mentor, if you will. They help you travel the muddled road of stuck to un-stuck. An online business manager helps get you to that promised land of doing less and making more. I bet you're wondering why you haven't you heard about this before?
What is an Online Business Manager?
They help you accomplish the things you don't have time for anymore. In order to grow your business, and add multiple streams of income you have to work in the big picture and out of the weeds of your business. Yet, how does one do that when they ARE the business? An online business manager will keep you focused on operating your business as a business. Growth, revenue, profits and efficiencies are the only focus. The OBM is the one to work with you, in your business, to help you specifically grow your business and to take advantage of all the opportunities coming to you. Period.
Does that make sense? They help you maximize the opportunities in front of you, eliminate the waste and things always on your shoulder, eliminate the hold-ups and then also generate more revenue. More and more revenue. You get your shop set up so you can maximize.
Where Most People Have Fears
It can be scary to hire an OBM. All sorts of questions immediately arise when you think about bringing someone in to work with you.
Most people have fears and don't know what to expect.
How will they really help? Will this add more work for me? Is this another scheme?
Are you ready?
Are you organized enough to have someone come in? Will they really help?
Or will they make it worse?
What if they want to tear apart what you have built? What if they want to change ... well ... everything? Change who you are?
What if they see what a terrible job I am really doing?
The fears are valid. It would be scary to have someone come in and tell you all the things that you did wrong, are doing wrong.
Where Most People Fall Down
Just like my kiddo learning to ride her bike, she is going to fall. And you are too. That's how you grow. You fall. You fail. And you get up as fast as you can and try try again.
So let me tell you where most people fall down in their business.
1. Not taking advantage of real multi-income stream opportunities. This happens all. the. time. Admittedly, it's kind of an easy oversight since you are often busy running your business and running your own life. Adding more work doesn't sound like it's worth the extra effort. Yet, effort is only temporary. With the right team and system in place, the effort is minimal and the revenue potential is endless.
2. Wasting so much time. You're busy. I get that. So is Beyonce. So is Bethenny. So is Glennon. So are Mariah and Ruth and Rosemarie. It's hard to know where to focus sometimes. It's hard to know how to focus sometimes. How did they choose? How do they handle all of the same things coming at them as you have? How do they cut the waste and hyper-focus on the the revenue and goals as they do?
3. Wasting so much money. It's easy to throw money at a problem especially when you are out of time. You just want it to work. I get it. So if you can throw money to help solve a problem, then you're going to do it! I get it. Absolutely get it. But then... you realize that just throwing money at the problem won't change things.
Truth be told most people fall in their business. Being an entrepreneur, being a business owner is the hardest of hard and isn't for the weak. The roller coasters are real. Instead of merely surviving, how do you grow in such a way that you are thriving??
How I Work
I first get to understand the big picture. What is happening. What is slow to happen. What are the dreams. Then, I talk with your team to really understand what's going on. No judgement. Just work. This helps to create and then clean up your big picture.
I take you out of your weeds and together we work backwards to "make it happen". I cut the time wasters, return intention to conversations and hold people accountable. Yes, I babysit too.
Let me repeat. I cut the time wasters, return intention to conversations and hold people accountable.
I keep you focused and moving. It's that simple and that hard.
If it were really that simple, you'd already be doing it. Your business would be generating revenue through multiple streams in an effective and efficient manner.
That could all sound generic and "yeah yeah" but if you are not doing the work you want to do or if there is room for growth in your business, then you need to work on this here too. In fact, I would argue you need to work on this first and foremost otherwise you are going to be spinning your wheels.
You may say "I don't want to do that" it's wish-washy. And haven't I already created the "big picture"?
Thing is, you are not at your big dream goal because you want to be because you haven't done this work yet. It's not easy. It's not wish-washy. It's specific work. Direct and intentional. Do you want to add multiple streams of income? Do you want your days to be easier and your time to be used more efficiently? Do you want to do the work you want to do??
What does it mean to "return intention to conversations"? We are going to cut the email in half. And cut the reliance on Slack. Cut the IMing on Skype and texting - oh my! We are going have real conversations. Real conversations that will have a purpose behind it. (Wait, what?) The conversations will either teach, inform or problem solve.
And then guess what will happen after that conversation? You will work. Your team will work. And guess what else.
You will accomplish.
Why I Work This Way
For me, this work is a two-step process. The first step is to understand what you are doing and why. Once I know your WHAT and WHY, then the next step is as simple as implementation. And remember implementations are my expertise!
Just wanting exposure is not enough. Just having an online presence is not enough. What are you trying to accomplish? For what purpose? Once I have a clear understanding of the what then like a chess game I am a master at I see and know the steps it takes to get there. Period.
After I know what we want to do, I have conversations. I hold and host the most effective conversations out there. I like conversations, real, live conversations because I get to know you, I get to work with you and together we get to make promises to one another from which we will keep.
Truly, this is how and where the magic happens. Conversations, commitments and promises is how the work gets done.
With that, anything is possible.
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