135 Michelle Thompson: How to Grow Your Business by Outsourcing and Delegation

Michelle Thompson joined Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to grow your business by outsourcing and delegating. Her back story demonstrates how she had no choice but to learn the art of delegation after she experienced a stroke when she was 36 years old. She is now an expert on delegation and outsourcing. Her insights are practical and insightful.


Here are some high points from Rob Oliver and Michelle Thompson’s conversation on the Learning from Smart People Podcast:


· Michelle’s story of having a stroke at age 36

· Learning how to compensate for the brain damage

· Realizing that being alive is a gift

· How she became efficient at delegating

· Facilitating the conveyance of expectations (a.k.a. training)

· The 3 questions you need to evaluate your actions

· Examples of how you can partially delegate

· Why outsourcing is actually extremely cost-effective

· Freeing up your brain capacity as an added benefit

· Working smarter not harder

· Creating a step-by-step procedure guide

· Quick wins for freeing up your time and creating revenue-generating actions

· Creating the list of things that need to be done

· Using technology and people to get things done

· The art of “time blocking” (it increases efficiency!)

· The difference between repetitive tasks and one offs

· Testing the potential applicants

· Implementing a vetting system

· Where to find your virtual assistants

· Paying your virtual assistant a livable wage


You can find out more about outsourcing and delegation on Michelle Thompson’s website. You can also connect with her on social media. Be sure to download the free time audit to assess what you can delegate and outsource.


Website: http://awesomeoutsourcing.co/

Download: http://awesomeoutsourcing.co/taskdiscovery

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diakonos23

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleethompson/


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