Welcome to the second part of a two-part series featuring Melissa Swire, Dr. Sabrina’s executive assistant!
Today, Dr. Sabrina and Melissa discuss the fear of letting go and delegating, the important qualities to look for when hiring an EA, as well as some tips on what to do if things go awry with your EA.
If you’re wanting to free up your time to do those $10,000 an hour activities, then you’re going to find this episode very helpful!
Melissa is the Founder of the Servant-Hearted CEO, Co-Founder of the non-profit Patriots Cove, and the Elizabeth Dole Fellow for the State of Pennsylvania. She helps entrepreneurs maximize executive-assistant relationships so that together, they can get their lives back.
Her course and coaching program, the Servant-Hearted CEO Executive Assistant Certification®, prepares executive assistants to support business leaders remotely, ending overwhelm and freeing up their time to do the things they love.
Melissa is on a mission to bring financial stability to disabled military veteran families. For every course sold, one is given to a military caregiver, and together we make an impact.
Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group.
- Dr. Sabrina and Melissa share that Melissa will be taking on a different position within Tap the Potential, and Dr. Sabrina is getting a new EA: Nichole!
- What drives the entrepreneurial fear of not wanting to let go of tasks.
- Melissa describes how she manages Dr. Sabrina’s ideal-day calendar.
- How saying “no” is really saying “yes” to your clients and to the most high-priority meetings.
- It’s important to share with your EA the parts of work that really energize you.
- An EA is your gatekeeper!
- Qualities to look for in an A-player executive assistant.
- When something goes wrong, learn to take a look at systems before you take a look at people.
- Melissa offers tips on how entrepreneurs and business owners can work more effectively with their EAs.
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FREE Workbook Download: How to Get Started with an Executive Assistant
Melissa’s Tip: Use the http://www.tapthepotential.com/10k/ download in conjunction with her EA download! This will help you to see all the things you are doing that are holding your business back.
Part 1: 132: Why an Executive Assistant Should Be Your First Hire to Free Up Your Time with Melissa Swire
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Books Frequently Mentioned:
How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Team Members by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD
How to Hire the Best: The Rural Business Owner's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD
How To Hire The Best: The Contractor’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD
Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz
The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Mike Michalowicz