In This Episode

When’s the last time you were pleasantly surprised by a new hire exceeding expectations?  Someone who almost instantly adds value to your organization.  The type of person who really takes charge and gets through your onboarding process quickly and dives right in.  Perhaps they’ve even written their own job description and a plan for the next 30/60/90 days which includes things you didn’t even think about.  Plus they have a lot of other intangibles that you didn’t even know you were looking for like taking charge of their area right away and quickly ingratiating themselves with the team they are going to manage.  It’s like finding gold!

So where do you find these people who almost seem too good to be true?  Well, chances are if you’re a small business owner, you’ve likely missed many of these people over the years.  The biggest culprit is likely your own poverty mindset.  Or to put it more bluntly, you’re just plain too cheap to get out of your own way.  Where you think you can’t afford someone who is going to make 6 figures (e.g. $100,000) or wants some additional flexibility that you’re not used to.

We’ve had so many examples over the years of this happening with clients.  It’s often a leap of faith for them to initially hire a good person like this.  But once they get over the hump of hiring their first good person it usually opens the floodgates.  During the show we talked about things like hiring “overqualified” people and not using things like ROI (Return on Investment) calculations to not hire the right person.