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HireMyVA Podcast 117- 5 good habits to enter 2022

HireMyVA Podcast 117 5 good habits to enter 2022

We’re going to share with you some of these five Keystone habits that we think are really super important, but one way I think Dave just kind of described this is that a Keystone habit means that this is a central habit that’s going to affect or govern some of the other key habits. That’s what I want to make sure that we’re understand that we’re talking about the same thing here. And these are really important because when you develop these good Keystone habits, it’s going to affect all these other areas of your life. It’s like this chain reaction, this chain of events are going to happen, and that’s going to develop positive outcomes.

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HireMyVA Podcast 116- How to create lasting habits

HireMyVA Podcast 116 How to create lasting habits 1

If you’re a entrepreneur, a leader, or a high achiever, and you’re looking for tidbits of inspiration and motivation that you can share with your team members, there’s tons of resources on there. Go take a look at Yoogozi.com. That link is in the show notes, of course, but we’d love for you to go there. But Dave we’re in this series talking about habits, what are habits? Why are habits important? And today we’re really gonna be talking about how to create lasting habits.

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HireMyVA Podcast 115- Why Are Habits Important?

HireMyVA Podcast 115 Why Are Habits Important

Habits are really just a sequence or a series of events where you recognize a cue, you create a good response and you receive some sort of reward for it. Right? I can think about martial arts training or I can think about time and then the military. Whether the cue, somebody goes to throw a punch. And they work on it enough, there were flexibly. You learn how to block and then respond. And I remember the first time, not the first time I remember being in the military and learning tactical shooting. One of the things that gets pounded in your head in the beginning is that slow is smooth and smooth is fast. When you get the brain trained to actually just respond reflexively, it frees up a lot of brain work that you have to do.

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HireMyVA Podcast 114- What are the top lessons you learned in 2021 Pt. 2

HireMyVA Podcast 114 What are the top lessons you learned in 2021 Pt. 2

I would say Larry, and this is one of the things that does spill over into other areas as well. If you create, I shouldn’t say create, create a community is definitely good and you want to do that, but also make sure that you are in community. We’re built to be in community, the be in community around these different areas, if at all possible, at least the ones that you’re struggling in. So like Larry, you, me and a couple of guys, we are in our own little community where we support each other, spiritually, physically, mentally, everything, right where we meet every Wednesday night. And the last couple of this month, we haven’t met a couple of times just because of the craziness going on, but we went a whole year and we, I think we missed just one time, but we are committed going 2022 to continue to meet every week.

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HireMyVA Podcast 113- What are the top lessons you learned in 2021 Pt. 1

HireMyVA Podcast 113 What are the top lessons you learned in 2021 Pt. 1 1

How did I do this past year from standing out from the competition and it sometimes it might start from the name of your entity or the branding of your business. But I think that every business ought to have at least one major differentiator from your competition. Yes. Okay. And so you can’t know what that is unless you do a competitive set analysis. Well, gosh, Larry, what’s a competitive set analysis. Well, if you were in the victory coaching program or the higher, my VA, and you might know that.  But yeah. So do a competitive set analysis to find out or to help you identify what is your one significant or a major differentiator?

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HireMyVA Podcast 112- How do I rest and recover as an entrepreneur?

HireMyVA Podcast 112 How do I rest and recover as an entrepreneur

You know, Dave as we were talking about this, we said that really, there’s three separate categories that make for a, kind of an easy framework to, or recovery and they are the Micro Rest , Macro Rest and the Long Term Rest. Well, there’s some ideas there, but it was like, we were talking about it and those are our terms, so we can kind of like you said, put some framework around it and make people understand is what category this is in. It’s always easier for me. I think of, I always try to think in terms of threes, right. It just makes, it makes it easier for me. And hopefully it makes it easier for other people.

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HireMyVA Podcast 111- Executive Virtual Assistant Job Description

HireMyVA Podcast 111 Executive Virtual Assistant Job Description 1

Can I share one of the things with my own personal executive assistant, one of the things she wanted out, like, so what’s the job description here? You know what, the first thing I told her is more than anything else, your job is to protect my time and reputation. 

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HireMyVA Podcast 110- Virtual Assistant Lead Generation

HireMyVA Podcast 110 Virtual Assistant Lead Generation 1

Well, let me start with one of our tips that we’ve got. So I guess it may seem obvious, but as we go through these it’s important. So number one, if you’re going to hire somebody to do this, you’ve got to define what type of leads that they’re going to be getting for you. I mean, what are they going to be cold, warm? You know, where are they going to do it? That kind of thing you need to identify what type of leads, what industry type of leads and start and start really defining like what we talked about, your ideal client in a lot of ways.

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HireMyVA Podcast 109- How To Be More Thankful

HireMyVA Podcast 109 How To Be More Thankful

Can we talk about this all the time, right? Like you gotta be grateful and, but what do you actually do to get out of it? It’s interesting because you know, a lot of folks and this might actually be a really good topic, Dave. You and I have had conversations about anxiety and depression lately, because there are people in our, both of our lives who, you know, struggle with that. And it’s hard when you’re in those moments to actually be grateful.

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HireMyVA Podcast 108- How to overcome overwhelm

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And when these types of changes happen so fast socially, it takes a while for our brains to really catch up and how to deal with it. So given all of that, one other thing before we get into this is we’ve got to really remember that overwhelm- It’s, you know, it’s not really a thing, it’s, it’s just a feeling that we have, because you can feel overwhelmed right now. You might feel overwhelmed, just hearing what we said, but then, you know, you go having a good night’s sleep and you’re not overwhelmed in the morning. So it’s, it’s really a feeling and there’s multiple definitions of it.

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HireMyVA Podcast 107 – What is the importance of gratitude

HireMyVA Podcast 107 What is the importance of gratitude woman holding her heart in appreciation

Have you ever worked with a leader who is always stressed out, always anxious? How has that worked out for you and the team? Not very well. Right. So if you could be more attractive to your team members, David, you’re saying the team members become more attractive, but also you become more attractive to your clients. Clients want to interact with them, right. And I just promise you it’s, it’s going to be a better work environment. Life is going to be a whole lot more fun.

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HireMyVA Podcast 106- What opportunities are we investing in and pursuing currently

HireMyVA Podcast 106 What opportunities are we investing in and pursuing currently 1

You know, we talked a little bit about what we were going to invest in, you know, a year ago or we’re going to what opportunities and stuff we’re going to do for 2021 as we’re approaching the end of 2021 now, as we’re looking at 2022 and another month, or so we need to talk about what opportunities are we investing in both us together and individually and what are we investing in and potentially pursuing as we approach 2022.

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HireMyVA Podcast 105- Expand Your Influence

HireMyVA Podcast 105 Expand Your Influence 1

The point is that you get people attracted to you, pretend you are the honey pot. Right. You know, there’s a, there’s an adage out there that says they it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Right? And I kind of put another spin on that. I don’t think that’s necessarily the case. I don’t think it’s not who you know. I know a lot of people who knows you, who knows that you’re alive, who knows about your talents, who knows about your successes, who knows about the services that you’re offering. Right? So once you get people to know who you are and become very attractive, right? Then you become the honeypot. People are coming to you and that’s what this webinar teaches. It talks about, you know, how do you expand your influence? How do you attract attention to you and your business? How do you reach more clients? How do you find more investors? How do you build your personal brand? All those things are included in this.

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HireMyVA Podcast 104 – Bringing Out The Best In Others

HireMyVA Podcast 104 Bringing out the best in others Larry looking at conductor bringout great music out of a persons brain

Well, I think first of all, we need to ask tons of questions, right? Leaders have to do and ask more questions than delivering edicts. If all we’re doing is delivering edicts over and over again. We’re not learning, we’re not learning about our team members and Dave, you know that I’ve got this to-do list, right? That I carry with me everywhere. And at the bottom of it, for anyone, everyone who’s been through any of my programs or Dave programs, my programs, I’ve got a bunch of questions down here at the bottom that I ask my team members on a regular basis.

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HireMyVA Podcast 103 – How to conduct employee satisfaction survey

HireMyVA Podcast 103 How to conduct employee satisfaction survey 1

This is episode 103, it’s part two. The first part was we talked about the why behind doing it, you know, the purpose. Right? And we talk about whenever you do anything, make sure you understand the why behind it. So you’re not wasting your time and it also makes sure that if you understand the why you’ve got better results that’ll happen after you’re doing the how. Right? So we talked about the why behind doing an employee satisfaction survey or confidential work climate survey, as you mentioned with your team members.

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HireMyVA Podcast 102- Importance of employee satisfaction survey

HireMyVA Podcast 102 Importance of employee satisfaction survey 1

Climate is more important in your culture, is more important than everything, than any — almost anything else right now. Given what’s going on. Right? With the great resignation and people. Just man, just recently the company that I’m very intimately with, the couple, like key members on their team just left and they spent time, so much time and energy recruiting them. Why did they leave? They don’t exactly know yet, which is an important thing. We can talk about in another episode. But you know, if you make your culture as great as possible and understand what people are really thinking through these surveys, you’ll have a lot better chance on keeping folks.

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HireMyVA Podcast 101- What is a good candidate?

HireMyVA Podcast 101 What is a good candidate

One of the big mistakes that folks make is that they just look at a resume and they pick all their candidates from a resume. Right? Resumes are very important for sure. Finding out what people’s experiences, what’s their training, all about, that’s the cognitive part of the brain and that’s very important but oftentimes, a resume does not measure some of those things that are really much more important than experience. And there’s three things that we look at and that we teach all of our coaching clients and mentees, is this, we really need to be hiring on motivation, integrity, and capacity first.

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HireMyVA Podcast Ep 100- We Celebrate Our 100th Episode!

HireMyVA Podcast Ep 100 We Celebrate Our 100th Episode 1

One of the first things though is you know, we have to congratulate ourselves in doing the discipline and getting this going and doing it for a hundred episodes. That’s pretty awesome, pat ourselves on the back. But of course, we couldn’t do it without our team, especially Daphne and Brian, but especially Daphne how much she’s edited and created some great graphics. And Daph, it would have just taken us so much out of our extra time to do this. So we really appreciate you. And we thank you for helping us out.

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HireMyVA Podcast 55- What are the top 3 characteristics I should have to lead my team well?

HireMyVA Podcast 55 What are the top 3 characteristics I should have to lead my team well 1

In love and nature, we tend to believe that opposites attract. When it comes to core values and goal setting, however, like attracts like. It’s one of the principles by which many of us choose to live. If we want to be surrounded by people who are in big business, we must have that goal for ourselves and our business. So think big. To be surrounded by people who are socially responsible in business, we must look at our own business and see what changes must be made to be more socially responsible. And likewise, to attract friends and teammates who are loyal and honest, we must display those traits first. Okay, so here’s the question and we end every flashpoint with a question for your reflection. Here it is. What and whom are you attracting through your character traits? So, people that are listening to this podcast, they’re interested in building a team or they have a team and they wanna build their team up more and more. So given that, that’s the question. What are the top three characteristics I should have to lead my team well?

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HireMyVA Podcast 54- What if my VA wants to change their hours? How do I handle this?

HireMyVA Podcast 54 What if my VA wants to change their hours How do I handle this 1

Well, this question came up in our last community call. And so I’m glad that we’re addressing this, maybe in a little bit more compact format, which is just a great reminder. Folks, one of the most valuable parts of this program is the community and the community calls that we do twice a month, I think we’re doing them right now, where you can come out and ask your questions. Our goal here is to help you get more freedom. I will just remind you, wherever you’re listening to or watching this podcast, it would help us out if you put comments in there, it helps the algorithm, and people find it easier. And frankly, it gets a little bit more banter and communication between everybody. So the question is, what if my VA wants to change their hours? It’s gonna happen.

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