It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know when it’s time to get help. It’s also not hard to decide on what to delegate. Choose what YOU like to do and let an expert do what THEY like to do.
We cannot grow in today’s environment without some form of support. How many times have you been told to create joint ventures, put systems in place, find a coach, get an assistant, etc.
There are always a million things to do and experts out there to do them. Why not let the experts do the tasks they are best at, so you can do your thing?
Even if your business is slow, start thinking about what you can do differently to jumpstart and generate new energy, new business.
Just like everything else we do, we have to prepare our mindset to “let go“. Accept the fact that the super “I can do everything” person that you are may need to open up, be a little vulnerable and “ask” for help. Stop trying to do everything yourself.
It’s difficult for some of us to ask.
Think about how your quality of life will approve when you have more time to work on the things YOU like the best AND someone else is supporting your needs to!
That task that you should delegate is probably not the best use of your time, but if you utilize an expert, they probably will get it done faster than you.
I can say that because this has been a huge struggle for me. I had to learn and let go.
I was working for a major corporation, receiving accolades for my work, of course receiving more work to complete. Well, that only meant I needed to work longer hours, take it home…but get it done. My boss told me to hire someone.
I did. The first person did not work out. He was not accurate and I was busy. I put the time in to train him, but there were times I could not check every detail, after all that was his responsibility. What happens, embarrassment and not-so-happy upper management in a meeting reviewing reports I was responsible for. He was gone!
I hired a second person who was awesome. She took it on, learned quickly, and made my life easier. She required a little guidance from me and she was off and running. I found myself delegating more to her because she could handle it, I could rely on her work, and I now had more time to spend on other important tasks.
Building a team takes time and patience. Try documenting your processes in advance to help the transition to delegation.
Written guidelines not only help you set expectations, but can help generate clear instructions. If the process you need to delegate is not one you are familiar with, no problem, brainstorm with the person that is the expert. Not only will that tell you how experienced they are, but it will help you learn more about it.
It’s that time of year when many create plans for the next year as well as plans to close out the year with bang, maybe it’s time to build efficiency into your business.
When the time is right, and you are ready to delegate, you will know. The next step – Action!
What is truly keeping you from delegating?