Let me paint you a picture. Imagine working 80 hours per week growing your business. You're tired. You're frustrated. You can’t tell up from down. Your company is making progress but not the progress you’d like. You try really hard to do it all – the marketing, the paperwork, the sales, the payroll, the social media, the organizing and planning, etc. You are making it, you are becoming successful but you aren’t happy.
Now imagine that you decide to start delegating some tasks, yes you are going to have to pay someone to do these things but you can start to relax, you can start to focus, things are getting done more efficiently, sales are picking up and before you know it you are making more money and working far less time. Your head is clear, your body is no longer fatigued and you have a renewed sense of purpose. You are now motivated to conquer the world.
What is the difference between these two scenarios? The fact that in order to succeed you finally had to let go of some things. There comes a time when you must trust others to help you. Trust me, from someone who feels your pain, sometimes delegating is the only way.
Failing to delegate is one of the most common problems entrepreneurs and business people face. Rather than give up control and trust others to take the reins, you try to do everything yourself - and fail. The instinct is understandable, most entrepreneurs feel that if they can control everything their business will be more successful. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
I’ve learned the hard way that I can’t do it all. I thought I could but once I let go of some of the tasks that were bogging me down I had a renewed motivation to continue improving and growing my company. My company is more successful now than it was before I had help.
To be successful you must delegate, delegate, delegate. If this sounds like a daunting task here are some helpful tips on delegating:
Create a list of everything you do and decide what you are comfortable delegating, what would be easy to delegate, what tasks do you hate doing yourself and what are lower dollar tasks. Now you have a list of things you can hire someone else to do.
To ease your mind about having someone else do the tasks draw up some processes, almost like a 'How To' on how things should be done. This can be done in document form or with videos. That way you'll feel better knowing your new employee will have the direction they need. You can also hire an online business manager to create your processes and systems also!
Set goals and expectations for your new team member and schedule a weekly check-in either via email, phone call, or Zoom.
Hire amazing well-vetted people from someone like me. We have a proven track record of success and have spent the past 14 years helping people grow and scale their businesses.
If you're overwhelmed and you refuse to hand off some of the work, you'll never get beyond that state. If hiring in-house employees doesn’t make sense for your business, delegate duties to a trusted virtual assistant. Your virtual assistant will make your life easier and make you money!!
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