Book Review: “Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker” : How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 Stars)
Recommended for: Any business owners who want more time freedom and focus on what only they can do.
There are very few books that I have read that I can honestly say have radically changed my business and life. Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker is one of them.
Right off the bat, Chris nailed me to the wall while explaining the common entrepreneur condition called “Superhero Syndrome”. Superhero Syndrome is basically trying to do it all yourself. It turns out that these very powers that make entrepreneurs effective can also be their biggest downfall.
Next, he introduced the brilliant “3 Lists To Freedom Exercise”, that helped me identify what are the tasks only I can do and the tasks I could delegate to virtual staff.
Next, he gave a step-by-step guide to finding, hiring, training, and managing virtual staff. Every step was easy to understand and simple to take action on.
While reading the book, I hired my first virtual assistant from the Philippines using Odesk. I have gotten more done in my business in the first month with a virtual assistant than in the last 4 months on my own. Also, I am a lot more focused and organized. There have been many times where I have been tempted to do small task on my own, but so far I have overcome those temptations and have delegated them to my virtual assistant (and life is wonderful!).
It is very apparent that the methods that Chris Ducker teaches are not theory; they were developed in the trenches through years of experience.
- Simple, step-by-step guide to finding, hiring, training, and managing your virtual staff.
- Easy to read
- The 3 Lists To Freedom Exercise
- Super hiring templates
- Case studies of real people
- Gave realistic expectations of hiring virtual staff
- A majority of the book focuses on virtual staff from the Philippines, but not too much info on the pros and cons of virtual staff from other countries.
In the introductory section describing the “Superhero Syndrome” I came to the realization that I can’t do it all and need an effective team to truly achieve the business and life I want.
Chris Rudolph is a husband, father of 3, and a Freedom Business Coach for Digital Marketers. He specializes in working with those who are underpaid, hustling around the clock or missing out on valuable family time build their own Freedom Agency. He helps them grow their income, scale with a team and enjoy more time with their family.