On this episode of Live with Bottleneck: A Week In Review, Jaime and Sara talk about having faith to overcome fears and struggles in business. Bottleneck Distant Assistants had a few losses these past few weeks and although the business isn’t struggling, it’s nice to be able to pay everyone on time.
Join Jaime and Sara live every Friday at 10am CT for this special edition of Live with Bottleneck: A Week In Review, as they talk about what happened this week, what will be happening the following week and how they can overcome challenges that come their way.
For Jamie, faith is necessary in almost every instance of our lives. Rough times are normal. Worrying about the economy is normal. Having faith means that you have hope that everything will be alright. Sara says when you are having troubles in life just have positive outlook, positive vibes and tell yourself with positivity everything will turn out well.
What Happened This Week?
Jamie launched Hot August Nights, a book consultation that offers 50% off on boarding fee and $500 for full time subscription with a total of $1,250 discount if you hire a distant assistant from Bottleneck in the month of August. The Bottleneck Academy trains people to be personal assistants, project coordinators, and be efficient overall for your business. Jaime and Sarah are desperately looking forward to helping people to be more efficient and successful in their businesses. They have over 75 trained DAs, all of which are deployed to various small businesses and companies around the world.
Faith is the magical hook for success. Jaime had a long chat with Phil Singleton, founder and CEO of Kansas City Web, about how to run a profitable-wise agency and not revenue-wise. Prior to this, he wasn’t running an EBITDA agency, but now he is earning seven digits. He will reveal the tips and secrets so stay tuned.
Part of this week’s episode is answering some question that collaborates faith and system. Gordon asked Jamie, “What has kept your faith in other challenging times?” Jamie explained that whatever gets in your way, continue going. There are a bunch of grassroots businesses that are doing marketing, reaching out, and basically grovelling, but that’s part of the struggle.
Jamie has been a top salesperson even among those who are incredibly competitive. Being totally responsible with your work is something that people will understand. Focus on the message that clients will understand. You do not have to manipulate people, educate them so they don’t need longer hours and do whatever they are asked to do. Most leaders today are using systems and processes to grow their businesses the right way.
What’s Coming Up?
Next week will be the first year anniversary of Quit Repeating Yourself. Jaime and Sara will be meeting with the marketing team for some ideas on how to deal with challenges, to keep going as long as you are doing right.
A valuable training system will give you the proper platform, to go in the right direction, and support your customers’ needs. Jamie has trained his first assistant for 90 days because she documented what she did on a daily basis. When the system was implemented, it took only two weeks for him to train his next assistant because the system was already in place.
To hear more from Jaime and Sara and how faith can keep a business going, continue listening to this episode.
On this episode of Live with Bottleneck: A Week In Review, Jaime takes the helm and talks about how making a tough decision is not something one can do lightly. Jaime talks about having to make a few major decisions that proved to be a little hard for everyone.
Join Jaime and Sara live every Friday at 10am CT for this special edition of Live with Bottleneck: A Week In Review. They talk about what happened the previous week, and discuss what will be happening in the following week, as well as things to implement to inspire a better future for all.
Making Tough Decisions Is Tough
With the way things are going, making a tough decision usually involves a few last minute changes that can be pretty hard on some people. These changes can make a huge impact on their work, on their free time, and on other factors in their lives.
“It’s like taking a right turn at 90 miles an hour, we didn’t slow down, and it was pretty wild,” – Jaime Jay
Jaime talks about how impacting these changes were on their business, since they’ve had to make full stops and u-turns on software. It’s a good thing that everyone rallied around the changes and made for a great team effort to overcome what happened.
What Happened This Week
Bottleneck Distant Assistants lost a few clients this week, ones that have been around since the company’s inception. Business has been a little slow, perhaps due to inflation brought upon by the impending recession.
Bottleneck’s social media has picked up already, which is perfect because there’s so much content that needs to be put out there. Jaime was able to meet a few people and build long-lasting professional relationships, which he acknowledges will help the company in the long run.
What’s Coming Up
Jaime has gotten a few new clients on board, which he’s excited about. He’s also come up with a cool new program for partnerships with Bottleneck, and is recruiting people who wants to become a Bottleneck partner.
They’re also writing a book, and it’s called Quit Repeating Yourself. Jaime says that it’s not his book alone, but a collaboration of all the experiences of the people they’ve ever talked to.
He talks in detail about the contents of the book, but there’s so much more to it, especially Sara’s input, that what Jaime revealed aren’t much of spoilers.
It’s all about systems and processes and workflows, but Jaime talks about it in the book in such an interesting way that you’d find yourself turning the page for more information.
To hear more from Jaime and Sara, and how making a tough decision is tough for all parties involved, continue listening to this episode.
Jaime and Sara run a business that helps business owners alleviate the mundane details of their daily lives that free them up to do their best work. That company is Bottleneck Distant Assistants. Jaime and Sara are a married couple that enjoys spending time together playing hockey, boating, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. They also love their dog, Nikita.
Join Jaime and Sara live every Friday at 10 am CT for this special edition of Live with Bottleneck: A Week in Review as they talk about what they’ve learned in the previous week and different things they are going to implement moving forward with the hopes that you might pick something up along the way to improve your life, your relationships and achieve your dreams.
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