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Work-Life Balance & Building Your Dream Team

by D'Arcy Benincosa

Work-Life Balance and Building Your Dream Team with Alora Rachelle and D'Arcy Benincosa on the Play It Brave Podcast

As of late, the term Quiet Quitting has been circulating around the internet. As I see it, the underlying cause of this trendy concept being the culture of overworking and hustle that has plagued women desiring success and financial freedom for generations. 

As an entrepreneur, you might be sitting on the sidelines shaking your head because you don’t have the luxury of doing the bare minimum in your business while staying afloat. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and underpaid, then may I suggest Happy Hiring? (see what I did there)

In this episode, Self Made Alum and talented coach for photographers, Alora Rachelle and I discuss how to get out of the hustle and hire your super team for the ultimate work-life balance that allows you to take time away and grow faster than you could ever imagine. Tune in to get all the juicy details!

About Alora:

Alora Rachelle is an expert wedding photographer and coach who believes in strategic marketing and growing a systemized business. As a coach for photographers, Alora is the host of the Hello CEO Podcast and a creator of The Wedding CEO. A group coaching for photographers looking to grow their business from 0 to six figures.

How much is your time worth?

Answer this question: How long would you wait in line for $100?

How To Create More Time in Your Day:

  • Take the apps off your phone
  • Prioritize the top 3 tasks for that day
  • Rollover tasks you don’t get done that day to the next day
  • Get an alarm clock, watch, paper calendar, etc. to cut down on the amount of times you look at your phone.
  • If you stop responding on the weekends, people will become trained not to reach out on weekends.

Have these things before hiring:

  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Library of Training videos of you doing tasks with specifics so they can get into your thinking process.
  • Do a trial project that will take them about 10 hours (paid) to make sure it’s a great fit, see their communication style, etc.
  • Write down a good, better, best result for your new team member so they have something to work towards and measurable expectations.
  • Have all team members take the Clifton Strengthfinders test to ensure their personality type is a good fit for the team and position.

Healthy Social Media Strategies:

  • Show people who you are with behind the scenes and tidbits of your personal life.
  • Share what you stand for, your story, and unique perspective is key.
  • Don’t get caught up in the accolades (likes, comments, etc.)
  • Don’t follow your competitors or you could get caught up in the comparison trap.

Sales Call Strategies:

  • Set expectations – “this will only be 15 minutes”
  • Answer their questions before they ask them
  • Custom Packages so it feels more tailored to them – (get The Art of the Client Proposal for more strategies on creating custom proposals)
  • Send everything quickly after the call so it’s fresh in mind.
  • Ask – “is this what you’re looking for?” So they are encouraged to respond to the proposal.

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Play

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A few of my favorite business tools:

CREATIVE LAW SHOP

Contracts, Privacy Policies, and more. Use code DARCYB10 for 10% off!

goodlight presets

Struggle to match your digital to your film? You've met your match. Use code PLAYITBRAVE to get $50 off!

pic-time

Say au revoir to lazy galleries! Use code DARCY to get your first month free.

tonic site shop

Crappy website? Say no more. Get 20% off a template with code PLAYITBRAVE. You're welcome.

Have no time to submit to publications?

Don’t let your images gather dust on a hard drive – GET THEM SEEN (and gain street cred too).

free guide

Learn my simple tweaks you can make that will have you attracting your dream clients with the portfolio you have TODAY.

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