Summer is right around the corner, and
most of you probably have your summer vacations planned or are in the planning
stage. What will happen to your business while you are gone? Does your business
go on vacation when you do? If so, you are losing valuable leads and momentum. Your
business should be able to run without you. What if you or a family member is
sick, do you still work? With today’s technology and the numerous types of assistance
available you should not have to be a ‘hands on’ operator. Your business should
keep running in your absence.
The key is to find a system that will maintain consistency.
If your business is dependent on when you are working it will never grow. Using
assistants, whether virtual or in person is necessary to grow your business and
maintain a personal life. Vacations and time off from work are necessary to clear your mind and recharge
your body. However, your time off will not be relaxing if you have to play
‘catch-up’ when you return or work twice as hard to find clients because your
Here are some processes that can be implemented to run your
It is an investment in your business.
If you don’t have
enough work to keep them busy, share your assistant with another agent in your
office until you have enough work to support them.
Hire a Virtual Assistant to work on an as needed
Keep files in a secured cloud environment so you
and your assistants both have access.
Use a shared schedule for business appointments.
By implementing processes, your business will run without
you. This will allow you to take time off but will also give you time to work ON
your business instead of IN it. This is necessary to grow the business and be
successful. If you are still working independently and doing all the work
yourself, look at the agents who are the top producers in your company or
market area. How do they become a top producer? They have a team that helps
them get there.