If you’ve been dreaming of scaling your business for a while, but don’t know where to start and how to do it, I have great news for you: Chris Ducker’s book, Virtual Freedom, is what you need.
Before you start arguing you’re running a brick and mortar business or don’t have the time to read yet another book, let me stop you right there.
If you care about your business, virtual or not, you care about getting more done in less time. You care about having a successful business, while living your life.
When Gini Dietrich recommended me this book, I thought it would be an interesting read, but not much of a how to book.
I thought the book would explain the reasons why have more freedom and become more productive, etc. What I did not expect was a how to guide I can immediately apply to everything I do.
Even if you’re not running a business, and especially if you work in PR, you need to read Virtual Freedom.
I always say, if there is only one thing I can take from a book I read and apply it to improve my life, then that book was worth my time.
But Virtual Freedom is more than that.
There are so many things you can immediately apply to improve your professional and personal life in this book.
Virtual Freedom – The Book You Must Read to Live Your Dream Life
I like how Chris Ducker starts the book talking about the “superhero syndrome.”
We are all guilty of that. Right?
Of course we are.
Think about that time when you needed help in your business or job, yet you did not feel comfortable to delegate stuff to your new colleague.
Remember that feeling? Like you couldn’t breathe or sleep because of what ifs? What if the project is not finished on time? What if he or she makes a huge mistake and you loose the client?
After all this “productive” thinking, did you take those tasks back saying to yourself you’ll do them better and faster?
Yeah, me too!
Here is the hard truth you need to hear: You are not a superhero! Bummer!
You are a human and have 24 hours in a day like, um, everybody else.
So, unless you start treasuring your time, you’ll work yourself into the grave.
Virtual Freedom is a wake-up call to the life you could live if you choose to.
As the author states it, it’s a choice you make or you not.
We live in a global world thanks to the internet. You’re reading this review from the comfort of your home or maybe on your smartphone on your way to work.
Virtual freedom is about finding virtual help for your business, job, and why not for your personal life.
How would you like to a have a virtual assistant to book your flights or gym membership, even order your food?
Sounds awesome, right?
But it goes further than this.
Finding virtual assistants to help you grow your business is a reality at your fingertips and you should take advantage of it.
In this book you will learn how to find and hire virtual assistants, what kind of virtual assistants you need, how do they work, how should you pay them, should you go overseas or stay local, and so much more.
And before you say you don’t have stuff to delegate, the author shuts your mouth with “three lists to freedom.”
This is my favorite part of the book, because it knocked off all my beliefs, and will do the same to you too.
Chris Ducker says the first step towards freedom and hiring the right help for you, is creating three lists of tasks you want freedom from.
Are you ready?
Here they are:
The first list is about tasks you don’t like doing
Write down all those things in your business, job, or personal life you simply don’t like doing. Forget about what you’ve been taught, just write them down.
The second list is all about things you don’t know how to do
Write down things that need to be done in your business or job, but you don’t know how to do them. To give you an example: Web development.
The third list is about things you shouldn’t be doing
As a business owner there are many things you find yourself doing only because you know how to and you think you’re faster than anyone else.
In Virtual Freedom you’ll find examples to guide you through each list.
The next chapters cover everything from how to build your team of virtual assistants, how to train and manage your virtual staff, should you go overseas or stay local, where to start, and top 10 mistakes and how to avoid them.
This is a book you will be reading over and over again, and every time you’ll find something new to apply to your business or job.
Whether you’re a PR professional looking to grow in your role, a business owner looking to scale your business, or a parent looking to spend more time with your kids rather than doing house chores, this book is for you.
Now, I’d love to hear from you: Have you read Virtual Freedom?