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You are not the expert... everything, and that’s ok

Ever heard the saying ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’? Someone who is ok at everything but an expert at nothing. All the fingers in all the business administration flavoured pies. Sound familiar? Is this you?

When we become business owners, there can be a tendency to feel like we can or have to do it all on our own.

  • Finance ✅

  • Diary management ✅

  • IT ✅

  • Social Media ✅

  • Everything ✅✅

It’s tiring. It can lead to feelings of overwhelm, and then guess what follows… burn out! The anxiety of opening our laptop each day. Plates dropping and imposter syndrome.

We get so wrapped up in the behind-the-scenes work that we can forget our fundamental role, why we started the business in the first place. What our passion was.

When I started Leave it with LAVA, I was convinced that I could handle my first self-assessment tax return myself. I had an accountant who did my payroll, but I thought I could save money and do everything else myself.

I watched videos. I followed the guidance and confidently put the wrong figures in the wrong boxes, leading HMRC to believe I owed them several hundred pounds. I couldn’t understand it. I knew I shouldn’t owe anything at all.

I called Carol, the Accountant, and for the tidy sum of £125, she corrected my self-assessment and has been completing my returns for me ever since.

She must have been laughing behind her screen, but she never once gave the impression that she was judging me. However, it did teach me an important lesson. I’m not the expert at this, and that’s ok!

Yes, it’s tempting to think I could do it all and cut costs, but ultimately it almost ended up costing me more than it did to pay the expert.

Guess what? Here at LAVA, we are the experts in admin and supporting you in your business.

The moral of the story... Don’t tie yourself in knots doing work you have no idea how to do because you think it will save you some money. Instead, work with an expert who can support you and give you the space to do the actual work you love.

Don’t make the same mistake I did.

You need to do the same with your business. Get an accountant, get a graphic designer, get a remote assistant… GET A SUPPORT SYSTEM.

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