That’s a hard word to implement, isn’t it?
We all think that it will take us longer to delegate a task than to just do it ourselves. But the reality, is that once you have the process down, if you record it, you can delegate those step by step instructions to anyone and they can pick it up and run with it.
When you try to do everything yourself in your business, you keep yourself stuck in the place you are. You can’t grow because there are only so many hours in a day and you need help in order to get more done.
Delegation can be hard to start doing, but it is a much-needed part of your life if you want to take your business to the next level, or even to just free up time so you can enjoy your friends, family and sleep!
Imagine how you would feel if you were off on a family day trip and you knew that your business was still running in the background and your team was able to cover what was needed so you could enjoy some much needed time off. Feels pretty good doesn’t it?
As entrepreneurs we tend to do everything ourselves, at least at first, and while yes, we CAN do that, it doesn’t mean it is a benefit to us. It just slows down our progress.
Think of it this way…while you are trying to figure out how to update your website, create your own messaging, load everything into your email program, etc. how much money are you losing? What would you pay someone else to do these tasks? What could you be charging a new client to be working with them instead of working on these tasks you don’t know or enjoy? Think about that math a minute.
Does the math work out to make it a win for you to delegate more? I believe it does.
Start to make the decision to delegate by taking a few small steps such as:
- Write out what you would like to hand off to someone else.
- Put down instructions if you have a process in place that you would like to continue with so that next person can easily pick up the task and you spend less time training them.
- Ask some of your friends and colleagues for recommendations on who they use for these tasks and start to interview. If someone you know trusts and likes the person, you can generally believe you will as well.
Just starting here will have you well on your way to delegating in no time.
And if you have any questions on how to know what to hand off, or you want to review your strategy and get some outside feedback, feel free to reach out. I am here to help.