Every day I talk to entrepreneurs who are interested in hiring a virtual assistant (VA) or an online business manager (OBM). So over the years, I’ve heard it all – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

If there’s one thing I’ve heard over and over again, it’s this…

“I need someone to take things off my plate, but no one can do what needs to get done as well as I can.”

It’s time to dispel this myth.

If you feel like you’re the only one who can do what you do, you’re right (partially).

You ARE the only one who can:

* See the big picture and goals for your company
* Lead the entire team
* Be the big draw and attraction factor for your clients

Everything else? It can be delegated, my friend.

If you’re telling yourself you are the only one who can:

* Manage the books or payroll
* Represent the company on social media, your website, or even in person
* Find clients
* Manage your projects and launches
* Provide customer care
* Grow your list
* Handle the techie stuff

…I have good news for you.

It’s not that you’re the only one who can do all of this, it’s that you haven’t found the VA or OBM who can do it well enough yet.

Because once you do find the right VA or OBM, you’ll realize they can do it as well as, or better than you all along.

It’s the same lesson you could learn from looking at any business mogul today. They wouldn’t tell you they’re the only one who can do what needs to get done. They would tell you they’re the only one who can lead their company. Beyond that, they hire the best people for each specific job and let them manage their responsibilities.

There is a valid reason this myth persists, and if you’ve thought it from time to time, I can’t blame you. There are a lot of bad VA’s out there!

That’s why it’s important to find a VA or OBM you can trust. My philosophy is hire slow, fire fast.

Get to know the person or team you’re considering so you know they will meet the high standards you’ve set. Because that’s what this myth is really about – you meet your high standards and you want the same from the people who work for you.

Author's Bio: 

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR EZINE OR NEWSLETTER? You can. Just be sure to include this blurb: Tracey Osborne is an expert Project Manager and Virtual Assistant. As CEO of Business Solutions Made Simple, a multi-VA company, Tracey and her team who assist high achieving entrepreneurs in surpassing their goals by managing the behind the scenes operations. By removing the stress of daily operations, Tracey and team allows her clients the focus and freedom to do whatever it is that they do best…thus resulting in heightened profit and growth. Grab her FREE audio, The Busy Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon at http://www.businesssolutionsmadesimple.com/the-busy-entrepreneurs-secret...