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Frozen from Fear of Hiring? Here are your first 3 steps!

November 4, 2019

If you’re in a place where you need to hire, the thought of starting the hiring process may seem like another job all in itself. How do you even begin when time, energy and resources are ALREADY tight?

I was recently on a call with a new client and we were talking about her fear. She said, “honestly, I’m afraid of all I have to do. I’m afraid I’m going to drop the ball somewhere or miss a crucial step in the hiring process.”

Feel the same?

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Breaking Your Fear of Hiring

In this moment, first release the pressure and the fear. In this moment, it’s okay to let go of the overwhelm and the worry. You are taking the right steps forward, rest with the peace of knowing you may not know everything about hiring right now but you WILL. And you will walk through the process with intentionality and clarity.

Let go of the pressure knowing hiring is coming. Be present đŸ™‚

There is a lot of hard work that comes with hiring – responsibility, risk, grunt work – but it should also be a JOYFUL process!

Step #1 : Start Now, Not Later

The number one thing you need to do when it comes to breaking out of your fear is starting to prepare! So many people wait until they need to hire to get ready to hire. This sets them up for making a decision from desperation, not joy.

When you wait until the last minute to hire, the need to find support outweighs the need to prepare and lay the groundwork for a strong hire.

When you hire from this place of desperation, you’re setting yourself to hire from a vulnerable position – ready to grab hold of the first hand that comes along to help.

Desperation muddies your perspective. Your need becomes the filter through which you evaluate, not their ultimate qualifications or if they connect to your vision and core values.

When you start preparing months in advance, you are able to search for people who will bless your business and who you can bless with this position.

I always tell my clients you need to start preparing for your hires 6-12 months in advance. You need to be casting vision that far out so you are proactively preparing for your business growth, not reacting to it.

In the next 6 months to 1 year – will you need to hire? Chances are the answer is yes.

Because what God ordains – He grows. If you are delighting in Him and following His vision for you – your business will GROW to a level you can’t sustain alone.

Step #2 : Start Saving NOW

A lot of our fear of hiring comes from financial overwhelm – we NEED help but at the same time we can’t yet afford it!

First off – please evaluate your pricing! If you are at a point where you are overworked but still can’t hire – something is off and you are likely not being compensated like you should. Evaluate and course correct!

Then – Get a checking account that you DO NOT touch.

Every time money comes through you door, put a percentage aside to start saving for your first hire. Over the course of 6 months – 1 year, just think about how much you’ll save up!

Rule of thumb: try to save 3-6 months’ worth of your new hire’s pay before you actually make your hire. This will make a great buffer and will ease the financial pressure on your shoulders!

Step #3 : Let Yourself Be in a Season of Preparation

It is okay for you to prepare. You are not in a season of harvest right now, you are in a season of planting and cultivating.

The job on your plate right now is to lay the foundations for you future hire. It’s your job to make their success easy to achieve in your business!

Prepare your heart, your mind, your business and let yourself be in the space of preparation.

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I'm Kaylan, leadership educator, podcaster & speaker

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