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HireMyVA Podcast 151- What is the true cost of NOT hiring a Virtual Assistant?

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Do you want to know how much money you are losing by not hiring a virtual assistant to handle your company's low-level tasks?

How much time can you get back?

How many hours are you spending on trivial, less valuable things?

What is the opportunity cost of those hours lost?

Use this calculator now to figure out a quick estimate of how much time you spend on just a few things you can outsource, and how much it costs you!

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Episode Transcription

Dave Braun
00:00:03
Hey, everyone. Welcome to the HireMyVA team and Business Building Podcast brought to you by Yoogozi.com and Victory. In this podcast and at HireMyVA, we help you to reclaim your freedom through hiring and thriving with Virtual Assistants without breaking the bank. And of course that means your bank. I don’t know why I’m enunciating a little bit more today, whatever. Hey, I’m Dave Braun and as usual, I’m here with Larry Broughton, who’s my fantastic friend and mentor. Larry, thank you for being a buddy, traveling through the times with me. So many are great and there’s a few not so great. And it’s great to have somebody traveling along with me. Thank you very much for that.

Larry Broughton
00:00:43
Thank you, handsome Dave. It’s great to see you. I too, I’m trying to enjoy the journey, you know, I just reminded as we are getting on here, I got a social media response to a message from one of the social media posts that we put out about gratitude. And I was talking about in the post about how this toxic thinking that I used to have in my brain, this septic style of thoughts and the—just the negativity age to carry around. The one thing that really helped change that, was getting intentional about gratitude. So folks who are watching this, or you’re listening to this right now, it’s one of the reasons why Dave and I constantly are thanking each other and trying to encourage each other. Because it’s so easy to catch people doing things wrong and to be negative and skeptical and suspicious about folks. But boy, that just sucks your lifeblood, doesn’t it? So I am grateful that both you and I have a spirit of gratitude. So thank you handsome day for being in my life. Thanks for being on the journey with me. Let’s try to help some folks out today.

Dave Braun
00:01:58
And thank you, Larry. And thank you guys for listening and hopefully you guys can take what we say today and all of our other podcast episodes that we’ve got. Take a look at our YouTube channel, take a look at those and we’re grateful for you, but you wanna make sure that you listen to them and put those things into action.

Larry Broughton
00:02:16
For sure.

Dave Braun
00:02:18
So the question for today is— we are on episode 151— episode for today is, what is the true cost of not hiring a Virtual Assistant? And really, you can expand that to say what’s the true cost of not hiring a team member when you really need to.

Larry Broughton
00:02:39
Sure. So, which reminds us, this podcast started out from our program Hiremyva.com for those folks who are entrepreneurs, what some people will call a solopreneur or they just recognized, I am overwhelmed, I’m stuck in my business, I’m working in my business and not on my business, from the E-Myth, that’s a great concept. And oftentimes you’re approaching overwhelming burnout. So what’s the true cost of hiring a VA or just getting some help? Well, Dave and I mentioned it or Dave mentions it in the opening of these podcasts and that is not finding your freedom. That’s the true cost. I think if we were to wrap this thing up, we could probably put a bow on this podcast right now. Couldn’t we? The true cost is not finding freedom, not reaching your potential, but I think, Dave there’s soft cost and hard costs probably.

Dave Braun
00:03:49
Yeah. Makes sense. Larry.

Larry Broughton
00:03:50
If we are going to actually talk about this, expand on it a little bit, but that kind of comes to mind right out of the gate. I can think of times, well, frankly let’s not— I’m not even gonna personalize it. I can think of some of our clients, Dave who has gone through our Victory program or they’ve gone through the HireMyVA program. And I mean, a few come to mind right now where their revenue might have been climbing, but all of a sudden, boom, hockey stick. They joined the program—I mean, you can probably right out of the gate. Think about what I’m gonna mention here. Their intention was to hire one VA, but now they’ve got one in particular and I think that’s eight.

Larry Broughton
00:04:35
Others came in thinking they’re gonna hire one, but now they’ve got two or three. That is more the rule and not the exception. Well, why is that? Because they recognized the value of their freedom and working in their strengths rather than working outside their strengths and constantly being frustrated when we realize Dave that our role as leaders is to create more leaders in our organization. But also in many ways, we’re the chief revenue officer in our business. We really need to figure out how are we creating more revenue. What’s the revenue-creating activity that I should be doing that I’m not able to do because I just can’t get to it?

speaker 0
00:05:19
That’s right.

Larry Broughton
00:05:22
So I would kind of set it up that way. What are your initial thoughts on this? When you read this, what kind of popped into your brain?

Dave Braun
00:05:30
I think one of the costs of not having a Virtual Assistant or, you know, maybe even a better way to think about this is not willing to, or being able to hire a Virtual Assistant, not willing to take the chance, not willing to get the training, learning how to do it or using our White Glove service is you are gonna miss out on a lot of opportunities because you won’t be able to take advantage of an example in my business at ProWebsiteCreators, we are like white labeling support for somebody, somebody who’s brought up a whole bunch of clients and were doing their help tickets and maintenance on their sites and all that kind of stuff. Well, if I didn’t know how to manage a team, if I didn’t have like being able to bring another resource on and very quickly, what am I gonna do? I have to say no to that opportunity. So that’s just huge. It’s a huge barrier to growth. It is growth in revenue, growth in your business. And as you get more income and you’re able to hire some folks, there’s more freedom in that.

Larry Broughton
00:06:44
Yeah, absolutely. Now you’ve got VAs, you’ve got a formal team in your organization. By looking at our stats, clearly, we know that some folks who are watching and listening to this, they’re solopreneurs. And so this might be the first hire. I can think of another one of our clients, Dave, who you’ll know who I’m talking about. Her first employee or team member was a Virtual person. And when she made that hire, she said, I feel like a business owner now I’ve been a business for eight years. And now that I feel like a business owner. So there is a sense of accomplishment from that. And she did another one where, how many? What did she recently say she’s got? She’s got six or eight VAs as well. The interesting thing about this is that oftentimes we get so frustrated with our businesses, but what we are really frustrated at is that we’re not doing what we like or what our strengths lie.

Larry Broughton
00:07:47
And if you think about— can I just get those off my plate? Will I find more joy in my business? And by finding more joy in my business, will I find more joy in my personal life as well? Because we know this, if you have a bad day at home, when you go to the office, oftentimes you take that with you to work. And the same thing works the other way. If you have a bad day at work, you have to take that home to your personal life as well. So, I think that’s one of the costs as well, just the lack of joy that you have in your life, that you’re not meeting your fullest potential, that you’re not bringing the best to your clients. If you’re frustrated, if you’re working outside your strengths and you have a client problem, you’re not giving them your best, either because you’re distracted with time or you’re bringing just negative energy to the conversation.

speaker 0
00:08:43
Yeah, absolutely.

Larry Broughton
00:08:43
There are all kinds of soft costs I think. But the thing that scares me that we’ve seen with our clients, our coaching clients, and our consulting clients is they come to us. The funny thing is people will hire a coach or consultant oftentimes because they’re totally exasperated. And they’re just burned out. They’re just done. They’re at their wits end. It’s like going to therapy. Most people don’t go to therapy because things are going great. They go to therapy because they feel like their life is about to go off a cliff.

speaker 0
00:09:12
Yeah. Right.

Larry Broughton
00:09:13
Yeah. And if we could only be more proactive about that, it might be a little bit more helpful. There are some ramblings that I’ve got on the soft side.

Dave Braun
00:09:26
Yeah. And I think there are a couple of things I wanna point out. One for sure is that I mean, if you are listening to this and you’ve got a team or VAs, listen up still because it is so easy that even if you have a team, cause I fall into this trap too, Larry, I think you do too. So easy to go back into the weeds and get away from our strengths. It’s so easy to do that. But the only way to get out of that is to remember that, oh, I do have a team. Let me start giving them things that I’m not good at. Let me remember the fact that I am not good at these things. I need to give them, let me remember that I can’t do it all myself. Because so often we’re gonna want to, we take back control. Especially if we have a team we wanna take back control sometimes. Especially if something doesn’t go well.

Larry Broughton
01:10:18
And you get frustrated. I’m just gonna do it myself.

speaker 0
01:10:20
Yeah.

Larry Broughton
01:10:21
It’s kinda reflexively, that’s what you want to do. And this whole conversation is we’re making the assumption that we know what our strengths are and we know what the strengths of our team members are, but we usually don’t. We’ve addressed plenty of podcasts about that on Yoogozi.com as well. For those who don’t know, that’s a website, Dave and I have that we call bite-size nuggets of learning for entrepreneurs, leaders, and high achievers, but there are articles on there, by identifying your strength and how to do that. But, Dave, there are hard costs that go along with this. So the soft costs are like things you can’t really measure. Hard costs are things that it’s like, you could put a dollar amount. How do you put a dollar amount to joy? You really can’t.

speaker 0
01:11:16
That’s true. How do you put a dollar amount to freedom? Exactly.

Larry Broughton
01:11:19
Right. But there are other things. So what are your thoughts on the hard cost? How do you even calculate that?

Dave Braun
01:11:28
Well, we have a tool that we’re gonna show you in a sec that we can do that.

Larry Broughton
01:11:32
Yeah. I forgot about that.

Dave Braun
01:11:33
But I think before we do that, I think we know how to get into like the mindset of thinking about hourly costs, money that you’re spending on your own time versus paying somebody else to do it. And I know Larry, I think you’re the best at giving this example. You’ve given it before about like accounting. So like, so often we’re solopreneurs or even if we have one or two team members, we will wanna do the accounting ourselves.

Larry Broughton
01:12:02
Yeah. You’re right. That is a pretty good example because that’s a real-life thing. You’re right. Most of us are not good at accounting. We don’t know how to do accounting. We don’t know how to keep track of bills. We don’t know how to do bank reconciliations. We don’t know how to do general ledger entries. And so when we do it, if we do it, then it takes us 15 hours a week, pick a number, 10 hours a week to do it. And so we think, oh gosh, I need to get a bookkeeper or I need to get an accountant. And so you go and you realize, oh gosh, it’s gonna cost me 50 bucks an hour to get a good accountant, or 25 bucks an hour, whatever the number is. And gosh, I’m spending 10 hours a week doing this, and just to get a bookkeeper is gonna cost me $25 a week. And so the math is 10×25. And then, well wait, now that’s gonna cost me 4.3 times cause there are 4.3 weeks in a month. Well, I can’t afford that.

Larry Broughton
01:13:13
But what we forget is that you’re hiring an expert and what takes you 10 hours a week? Might only take them an hour a week or 90 minutes a week when they’re really good at it. So it’s $25 times 90 minutes. But if you hiring a VA, a Virtual Assistant that’s overseas, particularly if they’re in like the Philippines or India or a place like that, you just need to find what works well with you. Most of the VAs that we work with are from the Philippines because of the language and the service attitude and all those kinds of things. But Virtual Assistants are from all over the world. And if you’re paying someone $5 an hour in the Philippines, which is, would be considered a very well paid someone in the Philippines, that’s kind of master’s level degree stuff in the Philippines, it’s an hour and a half times five to do the same amount of work. That’s the real math on this. And so, there’s big savings there and you’re helping someone make it really decent wage that may not make it otherwise.

Dave Braun
01:14:22
Yeah, exactly.

Larry Broughton
01:14:24
And they’re so grateful. They’re so grateful to be able to work with a good company. So that’s kinda the analogy or not the analogy, that’s usually the example I share with folks.

Dave Braun
01:14:35
And if you, yourself, aren’t— say, you come to a certain level in your own bookkeeping experience, well, you can record a video of exactly how you do that and train your VA to do that part of it if you want to. The other thing you could even do, Larry is you could say, I’m gonna find a bookkeeper. I wanna consult with them to record a few videos for me, have them in your library and use those to train your VA. So you could even do that if you had to, but we would recommend getting somebody who’s got some bookkeeping experience for this particular one. For sure.

Larry Broughton
01:15:13
Yeah. Now for this one task, for instance, we’re talking about and again, I’m just picking numbers, if you’re spending 10 hours a week and that’s not an exaggeration. Particularly around tax season, or you’re trying to close out your books, the difference between $1,100 a month and 40 or $50 a month is pretty dramatic. So if you go through and do this three-column exercise that we recommend in all of our different programs and coaching things, and you realize, gosh, there are some great general VAs out there. So Dave, what’s a general VA? Well, a general VA is somebody who’s skilled at doing bookkeeping, scheduling, and basic marketing, they can do a variety.

Dave Braun
01:15:57
They’re good at a lot of things.

Larry Broughton
01:15:59
And so you think, well, crying out loud that just saved me. Could you imagine freeing up 40 hours a month? And that’s kind of what we find with a lot of these people. A lot of our clients pretty quickly realize I can find 40 hours a month that I can hand over to a general Virtual Assistant. And all of a sudden that’s 40 hours, at least 50% of those can get converted into revenue-generating activity. What’s the value of that?

Dave Braun
01:16:28
That’s huge.

speaker 1
01:16:32
Yeah.

Dave Braun
01:16:33
It’s huge.

Larry Broughton
01:16:34
Just throw that out there.

Dave Braun
01:16:35
Okay. Let me give you an example of a couple of things here.

Larry Broughton
01:16:43
I see your screen popping around here. Are you gonna show your screen with us?

Dave Braun
01:16:46
I am gonna do this. So we’re gonna show you the lost opportunity calculator in second, but I’m gonna give you a bonus. Let me give you an example of something that Daphne on our team took the lead in and did, and we’re still tweaking stuff but this is basically about our book club. If you guys haven’t heard about our book club, you can go to Yoogozi.com soon, but try it and go to Yoogozi.com/bookclub and sign up for it.

Larry Broughton
01:17:20
The free book club.

Dave Braun
01:17:21
Free book club, doesn’t cost anything. We’re gonna go over some books that have made such a huge difference to our lives once a month. We’re gonna give you the 80% of the nuggets and 20% of the time the brain principle. So one of the things that she did is she produced the landing page for this. And so I’m just gonna give you a preview of it.

Larry Broughton
01:17:46
This is draft form, folks.

Dave Braun
01:17:47
Yeah.

speaker 1
01:17:47
Folks.

Dave Braun
01:17:48
Yeah. Draft form, but it’s pretty close. But I mean, take a look at what she did, regardless of all the text, we’ll be changing some of this, but—

Larry Broughton
01:17:59
So Daphne is a general?

Dave Braun
01:18:01
She’s a general, but she’s really good at graphics. That’s like her passion. That’s how it’s turned out. She’s been with us for like seven plus years now and turns out that the graphics was a great hidden talent. She’s pretty amazing. And she’s very invented. So she designed this whole thing. She did our little logo, which is pretty cool. It’s like all of a sudden, this logo popped up. Oh my gosh, Daph that’s great. She is far exceeding. Larry, we charge a lot of money for like, I charge a lot of money for my time. So do you. Oh my gosh. It would take me hours to even get close to that. And I’d never be able to do that. So here’s our page and she designed all this and laid it out. We just worked together to change some of the text, but she got it like 90, 95% of the way there. Think about how many hours she has saved us like the incredible amount that we can do things like bringing content to you. We can concentrate on doing stuff that we do best, that’s so that’s important.

Larry Broughton
01:19:02
That’s right.

Dave Braun
01:19:03
So, okay. Here’s our calculator, as we promised in the beginning. So you just gotta Hiremyva.com/lostopportunitycalculator. We should make a simpler link, but it’s in the notes and in the YouTube description here. But what you wanna do here is come to this page and ask yourself, what is the hour average, hourly rate you would charge your clients for your time.

speaker 1
01:19:25
For your time.

Dave Braun
01:19:26
This is why you would charge your clients for your time. So these days, United States, what should we put in here? Should we put in like a hundred dollars to make it easy?

speaker 1
01:19:35
Yeah. You know, urban areas are more expensive. We’ll put a hundred bucks.

Dave Braun
01:19:39
Okay. So we’ll do a hundred dollars. So that’s required. You gotta do that. Now over here is a few examples of things that a VA can do for you. And if you’re spending your time doing this, you are gonna see how much money it’s gonna be costing you. So how much time per week do you spend managing your email? I don’t know, maybe it’s a couple of hours. So what you can see here is once you start checking or, or filling in these radio buttons, choosing number of hours per week is you can see down here on the lower right-hand corner, for those of you listening to this, I’m trying to describe it. But down in the lower right-hand corner of the page, you can see it’s adding up as we go. So in this particular case, we put in a hundred dollars an hour, we said, Hey, we’re spending two hours a week managing it. And it’s costing us $800 per month. Now we’re even not—we should be multiplying this by like what you said earlier, 4.3. But we’re not, we’re airing on the side of—

Larry Broughton
02:20:44
That’s right, caution.

Dave Braun
02:20:44
Caution.

speaker 1
02:20:45
Conservative. Yeah.

Dave Braun
02:20:46
And it’s easier math too. So email campaign management. How much time do you that’s the next category? How much time per week do you spend creating or managing your email campaigns/ Now thinking about what to write subject lines, testing, etcetera. I mean, I hardly even think about this these days because I have a team that does it. Oh my gosh. How much time they’ve saved me. So you might say, I’ve spent an hour a week on that. You can see it starting that up. How much time do you spend per week arranging meetings and adjusting your calendar? You know, maybe it’s zero. Now some of these ones, we don’t allow you to put zero because everybody does it. You’ve gotta have some calendar management. And this is per week. Bookkeeping, here’s the example we talked about. How much time per week do you spend on bookkeeping?

Dave Braun
02:21:33
Maybe you do this once per month. So you just divide the hours by, say four, to keep the math easy. Something like that, two hours a month. Data entry research, how much time do you spend on data entry or researching things that somebody else could do for you? Like Larry, we’re working really getting closer and closer to doing a lot of great stuff with Alignable. Well, we have our team research some things for us. So maybe it’s an hour a week. Lead generation client management. This is lead generation. How much time per week do you spend generating leads for your business or managing the clients you have? Daph is actually helping to manage some of our clients. So on our White Glove service, maybe it’s an hour a week or maybe it’s three or whatever, whatever portion of that time you think you could give over to somebody else, maybe it’s just an hour.

Dave Braun
02:22:31
Right? So you can see here, we’ve checked kind of—look at this, Larry we’ve checked really, almost the minimum amount of times in all of these different things, like an hour a week, something like that. But look at how much money this is, $2,600 a month that you’re spending on stuff that somebody else could do for you. And then as we talked about Larry, and then, of course, you, you scroll down, you can fill in your name and email to get more information from us on Virtual Assistants and hiring somebody and that kind of stuff. But as we talked about, this is time that really is, it’s a pretty good fixed cost because all of these activities that you are spending time in, you’re not spending it on other higher priority activities where you could be talking to clients that are already interested in your service as opposed to reaching out to somebody who you have no idea if they’re gonna want you or not.

Larry Broughton
02:23:35
Well, let’s think about this. What would you do with 26 hours of free time?

Dave Braun
02:23:42
Yeah. Look at 26 hours per month.

Larry Broughton
02:23:44
Listen, it’s not really gonna be free time. Because even if you’ve got someone else doing it, yes, there’s gonna be some supervision. So what would you do with 20 extra hours a month? How about 20 extra hours a month? What could you do with that? And it might just be that you’re working 60-hour weeks right now and you just can’t be doing that. And it gives you a little bit more time-freedom that you could be spending with your family member. But maybe you are— maybe those extra hours you could be converting into revenue-generating activity. But the interesting thing is that, let’s say I’m just picking the number five, $5 an hour. It’s a reasonable salary. We’ve got some, our clients are paying $4 an hour. So people who’ve gone through the—

Dave Braun
02:24:34
(Laughs)

Larry Broughton
02:24:35
HireMyVA Program. We got some that are paying $6. But really, if you pay $5 an hour for those 26 hours, you hand the door to a VA, it’s $130 a month. Come on.

Dave Braun
02:24:50
It’s not—

Larry Broughton
02:24:51
It’s a huge value.

Dave Braun
02:24:53
Yeah. And Larry, one of the things I think we all have to remember is these items here that I’m scrolling through, personal email management, email campaign management, etcetera, these are just like seven ideas.

Larry Broughton
02:25:07
I know.

Dave Braun
02:25:07
Other things I showed you on that landing page, what about creating those graphics and mentally envisioning that? I mean, we’ve only got as entrepreneurs. Well, actually as human beings, we’ve only got so much mental bandwidth where we can be at our peak, let’s everybody commit to using that mental bandwidth to be the peak of who we are of using our strengths. That’s what we’re about, that’s what we’re trying to help people do with our course, community, and our White Glove service.

speaker 1
02:25:38
Yeah.

Dave Braun
02:25:38
Okay. I’m gonna stop sharing.

speaker 1
02:25:40
Good.

speaker 0
02:25:41
Okay, sir, what do you think? Any final thoughts?

Larry Broughton
02:25:44
Well, it’s a great reminder for me. There are things this reminded me of those things I’ve gotten back into the habit of doing, bad habits of doing that I should be delegating. And so this has been a good reminder for me to go through my list, my calendar, but truly, if you want to, if we wanna reach our fullest potential, if we wanna bind freedom, we gotta stop doing everything ourselves. We have to really start delegating to other people.

speaker 0
02:26:18
Yeah.

Larry Broughton
02:26:20
We’re never gonna reach our fullest potential. If we do everything. You just not.

speaker 0
02:26:24
We owe it to our clients as well.

Larry Broughton
02:26:26
We do. We really do.

Dave Braun
02:26:28
All folks. Well, let’s wrap this one up. Thanks, everybody for joining us today, and being with us. And remember, building a team is the way to reclaim your freedom. We’ve talked about it in this episode. Oh my gosh like crazy. And what is freedom? That freedom is really to do what you want when you want and with whom you want. And we want to help you do that. And we’re doing that with our Course and Community and our White Glove service, where we find a Rockstar VA for you. Now, three things we’d love for you to do. And we really appreciate it. Number one, subscribe to this podcast if you haven’t already done so, either on your iPhone or Android phone and on YouTube by hitting the subscribe button and clicking on the little bell next to it, to get reminders. And then number two, give us a rating.

Dave Braun
02:27:13
Preferably five stars or leave a comment below this video, any comment, give us a comment or ask us a question about I’m just don’t wanna hire a Virtual assistant or I don’t know if I have the budget, we’ll answer your questions. We’ve also got a whole lot of podcasts where we answer those questions. You can come to our site and check those out. And then number three is speaking of going to our site, go to Hiremyva.com for more information on our Course and Community and our White Glove service. Remember, even without experience, you’ll learn how to prepare for hire and thrive with Virtual Assistants. We’re helping a lot of folks, people are signing up. We just want to help you too. We have a great process. We just love creating great relationships with folks and seeing them get some freedom, and some additional business and revenue into their lives. It’s awesome, Larry.

Larry Broughton
02:28:07
Yep. I’m just gonna remind folks too, a couple of different things. We have our book club coming up. It’s a free book club, you don’t need to read the book before you do it. It would be great if you did. Just join us and we go through these great books that will help you with your life and with your business. So look around our groups, our social media stuff for that. If you’re not on Alignable, Dave and I have fallen in love with Alignable, it’s a great small to medium-sized business, networking platform. It’s not a social media platform. It’s a networking platform. We are loving it so far. So you can find us over there as well. And the last reminder is this, go do something significant today. Do yourself a favor. Do the world a favor. Go do something significant. All right, my friends. God bless you. God keep you. God hold you. We’ll see you later. Have a great week. See you.

Dave Braun
02:29:01
Bye, everybody.

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Well, like anything new, I’m sure there are phenomenon’s that happen. And there are days, not just zoom, I think it’s any kind of video conferencing service. Because I believe that we are built for community and something happens when we have real physical interaction and you actually can feel people’s energy in one room. If you’re an extrovert, that charges you up. But if all day long, you’re looking at this two-dimensional monitor, I can see how it zaps you. I mean, there’s already been plenty of studies that have talked about the blue screen, blue light time. How it can really zap your energy? That’s why Dave got these fancy glasses on. But you know, there are a couple of things that I know from talking to some of our clients, Dave, is seeing themselves on the monitor all the time and that’s one of the things we need to consider.

HireMyVA Podcast 51 Do you really pick the team or does the team pick you

HireMyVA Podcast 51- Do you really pick the team, or does the team pick you?

Most states in this country are at-will employment and they could walk any day of the week, without giving you any kind of notice. And so we have to be respectful of them. I do know that there have been times in my career when I’ve been really clear on the vision of the organization, I was really clear on what type of team I wanted to build. And more than the position I was trying to fill, I was saline, here is where we’re going as an organization. And so I do a casting call, basically looking for rock stars to fill a particular position like senior leadership positions.

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