Commit or get out
I've recently hired an Executive Assistant. It's a real game-changer.
Dan Martell said something that really made an impression on me:
If you don't have an assistant, you're the assistant!
But it's true.
I run a multi-million dollar company, and until now, I haven't had an assistant.
As soon as you hit a couple of hundred grand, you need to absolutely get yourself an assistant.
There's plenty of companies out there, too, that can get you started at a decent cost, like Get Magic and Belay and PriorityVA.
I wanted a full-time in-person assistant, though.
And that's what I wanted to talk about today.
When hiring for this position, I asked people to shoot a video, max 2 minutes, answering 6 questions.
I tested for myself that you can get it done in 2 minutes, of course. You can.
I got 82 applications.
Guess how many actually shot a video?
Guess how many of those stayed below the 2-minute mark?
Only 6% bothered to follow the instructions.
For a position that's all about attention to detail!
Needless to say, I didn't even look at those people that didn't submit a video.
And here's my point:
If you ain't gonna commit and do what's being asked to get in the game, why are you wasting everyone's time?
I know you would never do this with a job application.
But I bet there are areas in your life where you're not all-in. You're not fully committed.
If you're not ready to commit, just get out already, and focus on the things that you are committed to.
Or get all the way in. Commit fully. You can always pull back out if it seems off.
Being on the fence is the worst place to be.
Get off the fence.
Commit all the way, or get the hell out.