Let’s be honest: I make these podcasts look pretty effortless with my innate charm, high levels of charisma, and – of course – extreme modesty. But jokes aside, a lot of work goes into getting these things from my brain to your tablet/phone/laptop/whatever else you might be listening on.
Potential guests need to be emailed, schedules need to be compared, videos need to be uploaded – on and on the work goes, and much of it is managed by one of my earliest virtual assistants, Regina Evangelista.
These days Regina is much more than just a VA, she’s a business partner and co-founder of Mr. Outsource and DreamWork, a coworking space in the Philippines. So when I was looking around for an expert on outsourcing to have on the show, I didn’t have to look very far!
Listen to this week’s show and find out:
- How outsourcing in the Philippines has evolved over the past three years to become a popular career choice [around 7.30].
- The ways in which outsourcing careers can actually bring a lot of benefits to ordinary Filipinos, who no longer feel they need to leave the country to make something of themselves [around 9.30].
- The process potential VAs go through when applying to join Mr. Outsource, and the skills we teach them [around 14.00].
- The mistakes many new entrepreneurs make when dealing with VAs, and how you can avoid the same pitfalls [from 17.40 onwards].
- How we get busy, in-demand guests like David Allen of Getting Things Done fame on the show [at about 35.20].
- Why I recommend The Checklist Manifesto as a key book to read [37.00].
- Why I ask my staff personal questions and get to know them as people [around 39.40].
- How we select the best people for our popular VA roles [from 51.50 onwards].
- The next steps in the expansion of Regina’s DreamWork project [around 59.00].
- And much, much more!
If you enjoyed the show and you think your business could benefit from the special touch of a virtual assistant, get in touch with Regina and see how she can help!
Wow great job getting Dan to do an interview with you! He is the mentor to Dan Lok, an entrepreneur from Vancouver whom I have come to know quite well. Dan (Lok) talks about the impact Dan Pena had on his life all the time. Now I know why!
You mentioned Napoleon Hill and Outwitting book, you wanted to continue but you were interrupted by Dan, what did you want to say?