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  • in reply to: Built to Sell #29776
    VitaVygovska
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    Built to Sell is an ABSOLUTELY awesome book.
    it’s a very easy read.
    short.
    to the point.
    reads like a beach story.
    as a matter of fact, i’m due to reread it, it’s been a couple of years.

    it really made me realize that i don’t have to do all the jobs.
    that i can hire out, just like any corporation.
    that my primarily function is marketing.

    thank you for reminding us all about it, Sue!!!
    xoxo,
    v.

    in reply to: value of roles & the exact steps necessary #29639
    VitaVygovska
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    hi Nancy,
    Where the challenge comes in is when the volume of the business gets to a level that becomes hard to manage.
    That is where a good project management system is key.
    i can’t wait to share it with y’all.

    question for you though. Even with the best project management system, unless everyone’s roles are clearly defined, noone will have the ownership. perhaps your first step is to determine this clarity. Use the flow charts. Use color coding. it will help you!

    xoxo,
    v.

    VitaVygovska
    Participant

    hi Diana,
    i’s SOOOO glad to hear that excel templates are working for you and you’re seeing benefit!
    we will miss you in class this week.
    have a great time hosting the workshop.
    the class is recorded, so you’ll see everything.
    feel free to ask questions afterwards on the forum.
    xoxo,
    v.

    VitaVygovska
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    hi Lisa,
    i’m SO glad that you were able to join us – tuning in from the plane – that’s definitely a first for me!

    yes, i agree with you, QBO is wonderful, but falls short for ALL the things that we need for our business.
    Excel is not that complicated at all, once you start working with it.
    the formulas are very similar to what you’d be doing on a calculator.
    like anything new, it takes a little bit of time.

    you can DIY it or you are always welcome to the entire suite of excel templates i sell on my website.
    LUU students do get a preferred price at 25% off.
    we can talk more about it, but first i would love for you to play around with the couple of templates i gave you to see how easy and fast your estimating and expediting process can be.

    xoxo,
    v

    in reply to: value of roles & the exact steps necessary #29495
    VitaVygovska
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    hi Gressa,
    i’m so glad to see/read your take-away!!! Clarity is SO SO important, especially when you have employees. Being clear on whose role it is to do xyz makes it possible for people to really own their piece of the whole process. YES, please, take my flow-charts and customize them to yourself. That’s exactly why i share the original/raw file, so you can “play” around with it and NOT have to start from scratch.
    i can’t wait to hear how it goes for you,
    xoxo,
    v.

    in reply to: Week 1 – A-ha’s and take-aways #29494
    VitaVygovska
    Participant

    hi Lisa,
    love, love, love the three take-aways. even in your thinking, you’re so organized and clear-minded. that’s so great!
    about having these classes years ago.
    i hear you, i wish so too.
    i wish someone would have taught me what i’ve spent years and many tears figuring out on my own.
    i wish that, but then i think (and truly believe) that all the past experiences have led me to where i am today.
    i am exactly where i’m meant to be. today. even after all the struggles.
    and so are you, my friend!
    where you are today have brought you to this class, to us being together.
    where you are today have made you wise and receptive to things that you might have not been years ago.
    where you are today is a beautiful place of improvement and inspiration.
    when we are inspired, things come easier to us, with less struggle.
    that creates momentum.
    momentum creates more ease, more success.
    Lisa, you are exactly where you are supposed to be.
    right now, today.
    you are beautiful.
    you are amazing.

    that goes for ALL you my beautiful amazing yogis!!!!

    sending you all my love.
    can’t wait to see you in class today.
    xoxo,
    v.

    in reply to: Week 1 – A-ha’s and take-aways #29493
    VitaVygovska
    Participant

    hi Claire,
    thank you for sharing so deeply.
    my heart goes out to you.
    yours may not be a simple journey b/c family is involved.
    b/c years of doing things just so is involved.
    and change is hard.
    especially for seasoned folks.

    my suggestion is to start small.
    find small pockets where you’ll get the least resistance.
    get a win, then another. with time, they’ll learn to trust your suggestions.

    by the sound of it, your husband is more open to your not going to installs, than his parents may be. Start with him. This will show your in-laws that there is a track record of success.

    most importantly, get a lot of patience. Something i’m a yogi at. i google it daily ๐Ÿ™‚

    one step at a time.
    xoxo,
    v.

    in reply to: Week 1 – A-ha’s and take-aways #29492
    VitaVygovska
    Participant

    Hi Christine,
    that’s awesome!!!
    yes, systems are necessary to be able to delegate.
    i’ll tell you what’s even more important.
    your own intention and burning desire to do so.
    that burning desire stems from WHY you want to do it.
    it is the why that will propel you forward.
    even when it’s hard.
    even when your system is not perfect.
    you’ll do it anyway, b/c your ‘why’ is that strong.
    hope you’ve been thinking about it…
    xoxo,
    v.

    in reply to: Week 1 – A-ha’s and take-aways #29491
    VitaVygovska
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    Colleen,
    i’m so glad that the 80/20 rule resonated with you!!
    i use it all the time!
    you’ll be hearing me referring to it very often.
    my hope is that your perfectionist self will bless and release your entrepreneurial self to be less perfect and more prouctive.
    let’s get stuff done!
    let’s not get bogged down in perfectionism ๐Ÿ™‚
    xoxo,
    v.

    in reply to: Week 1 – A-ha’s and take-aways #29490
    VitaVygovska
    Participant

    hi Agata,
    i LOVE your quote: “the more we work on the process, the easier it will be to complete the tasks”. Most business owners, most of the time, throw themselves into completing the tasks. it’s a very consequential decision! it doesn’t set up systems for someone else to do it. and so this business owner finds herself in a constant groundhog day, doing tasks all over again. The other decision is to take yourself out of hte business (for an hour, for a day), and work on setting up the systems so that another person can step in and do them. OR if hiring help is not your thing, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time the same task comes up.

    thank you for sharing, Agata.
    xoxo,
    v.

    in reply to: Week 1 – A-ha’s and take-aways #29122
    VitaVygovska
    Participant

    Hi Sue,
    OMG!! such good A-aha’s!!!! first of all, NO, you don’t have to attend ALL the installs. BTW, i say this on a Sunday, after just going to an install!!!! Remember the 80/20 rule. You don’t have to do ALL things ALL the time. You can make choices. At different phases of life and business.
    Back to installs, they are the biggest time suck. IF your instructions are good and IF you trust your installer, you do not have to be present. I realize it’s a lo of if’s – what these ‘if’s” do is give you the goal and target to aspire to.

    ALWAYS think about the value of your time. Figure out what it is now. Decide what you WANT it to be. (look up cheat sheet i created on lu’s website).
    From this decision, you make all others. We will talk a LOT more about it….

    Yogi’s
    continue, sharing your thoughts. Can’t wait to read and hear them!!!

    Sue, you’ve got this!!!! it’s a LOT. it will only compile and compound. Process in the way you know serves you. (for me, it’s journaling). Really, looking forward to this journey together!

    xoxo,
    v.

    in reply to: Viewing the class video #29121
    VitaVygovska
    Participant

    hi Nancy,
    it’s up to the LuAnn university staff to upload the recording. i’ll reach out to Diana to find out the status.
    thank you so much for asking.
    xoxo,
    v.

    in reply to: Week 6 Discussion #26875
    VitaVygovska
    Participant

    Dear Amy,
    WOW, thank you so much for your very kind words.
    everything you said is exactly how I wanted my information to land and it is exactly how I feel.
    i’m so glad that it resonated!!!!!
    You and Amy B are amazing ladies and very smart entrepreneurs.
    with everything that you know now, your discipline, and your financial acumen – your business will be completely transformed at this time next year.
    I can’t wait to hear ALL about it at IWCE 2023!!!
    xoxo,
    v.

    in reply to: Week 6 Discussion #26874
    VitaVygovska
    Participant

    Elizabeth,
    LOL!!! mill you too, lady ๐Ÿ™‚
    xoxo,
    v

    in reply to: Week 5 Discussion #26864
    VitaVygovska
    Participant

    Hi Amy,
    thank you for the feedback you’ve just shared with your designers.
    as i read their “requirements” (or needs from us), i can’t help but smile.
    because it brings me right back to when i was writing out the values for Vitalia Inc.
    you may remember i shared those with you guys in the first class:
    Organization (which leads to) Communication (which leads to) Trust.
    it sounds like these are standing well to the test of time.
    four years later, that’s still what designers want.
    thank you again for sharing this.
    xoxo,
    v.

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