Trivinia Barber is a highly sought after Executive Assistant with experience spanning more than a decade. Along with her husband Chris, she co-founded Priority VA. She contracts with Virtual Assistants to help busy entrepreneurs, speakers and authors develop road maps for success. Build their platforms and expand their reach. Her growing list of notable clients include industry leaders such as Michael Hyatt and Amy Porterfield. She is the person you want to hire when the burden of running a business gets too much.
To be successful in your business, get out of the things you’re not good at. – Trivinia Barber
Trivinia’s platform has been that outsourcing can alleviate much of the burden of running a business. She helps teach entrepreneurs how a VA can help them with their business. Every entrepreneur can achieve growth and success by finding balance in three specific areas in their life that are often neglected: Figure out what to focus on in your business, in your personal life, set up a system in your personal life that will contribute to the success in your business life, and finances. “What are the things that only you can do to bring money into your business?” These are things that you should not outsource for the most part. There are things that do require your oversight and direction but not necessarily require you to put your valuable time and effort on. A Virtual Assistant can do these for you.
Trivinia’s One Idea
Working with two high profile clients, Trivinia was getting a slew of requests to get her on their team. Rather than taking on more work for herself. She decided that she will hire, train and coach other Virtual Assistants. That would allow more potential clients reaching out to her to feel the same level of success that her clients have felt. She also realized that with this endeavor, she will be able to help other moms to be able to contribute to their families as she has. Amy Porterfield had been an encouragement to Trivinia in seeing this business venture come to life. Her husband, Chris, also supported her and helped her build and retain her new clientele and hire & train new Virtual Assistants.
Trivinia helps teach entrepreneurs how a VA can help them with their business. She goes through a lengthy process to help entrepreneurs map out goals and dreams they have for their business. She helps them figure out what they can outsource and what they should outsource. She will hire, train and coach a VA to do their best work for the client.
Lessons / Struggles
Having highs and lows of being a business owner. Having a great relationship with a client but then the contract gets terminated for one reason or another.
Ultimately, being able to help moms who want to contribute to their family or the entrepreneur who can’t seem to find success because they’re buried in the mundane tasks every day, have been most gratifying.
Focusing on relationships will help things fall into place.
5 Moves To Start A New Business
If he were to start another business today, he would concentrate on five areas:
- Grow your email list sooner
- Be bold and join a Mastermind sooner.
- Talk to anyone that will listen.
- Carve out time from the beginning for you.
- Start outsourcing sooner.
Day Job to Dream Job by Kary Oberbrunner. It had actionable items needed to implement right away to start a business.
Secret To Success
“God’s favor in my life.”
“I have a great team of Virtual Assistants behind me.”