E219: How a VA can get you focused and help scale your agency with Jen Buzza

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Jen Buzza is the co-founder and web advisor for WebClio, a digital agency based in the Los Angeles area. She’s also Visionary for a company called WorkSitter, she’s a business mentor at Hub101, and (most importantly!) the Lead Mentor for UGURUS. She has mentored, coached, and trained over 1,000 agencies within our Pro, Elite, and Bootcamp programs.

Episode highlights:

  • What it means to have a “work sitter”, and how it benefits quick-start, distractible entrepreneurs.
  • How Jen has made work sitting work for her, and how it’s helped.
  • The hurdle you need to overcome to get started.
  • How a work sitter can transition to an active role.
  • How “pointing and calling” helps create SOPs and focus your mind.
  • What Jen did that led to key staff staying longer and doing a better job.
  • Why entrepreneurs need help with this – for themselves and their company.
  • Best advice: Get out of the project management role (from Brent).
  • Habit that contributes to success: Reading – for herself and her kids.
  • Recommended tool: WorkSitter – there’s a free session (she’ll pay for your second session if you don’t love it!).
  • Recommended book: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Run time: 35:11


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Quotes:

  • “She pays people to watch her work!”
  • “I was struggling with the ‘I should be able to do this, I should be able to do that.’”
  • “I need to be babysat.”
  • “I don’t want to go to years of therapy to find out why I do this.”
  • “You have to admit that you’re not perfect.”
  • “Brilliant! Thank you, brain.”
  • “There’s no one unicorn that does it all well.”
  • “I want entrepreneurs to be unburdened.”

Takeaways:

  • To get started on this, you first need to admit that you aren’t perfect.
  • Try listening to a book and reading it in the same time period.

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