Delegating More Effectively
Hello and welcome to Debbie’s Tips!
I was talking to someone today who said, “I’ve been listening to your tips about getting ready for the rest of the year ahead, and I realized that one of the things I’m going to have to do is to learn how to delegate more effectively.” This person was telling me that they feel like they must control everything are afraid to let go, what if a mistake is made?
With this mindset, they’re really limiting the billable hours in their day because they are so busy doing the servicing. I would encourage you to take a look – just start with the things that are affordable and easy to delegate, and let’s start delegating them. This could even be working more efficiently with your vendors and your affiliates, letting them take on more of the load that they should be.
Remember, if you try to – what is that old saying? If you try to be the chief cook and bottle washer, it’s going to fall apart. So we must learn to run a business that’s efficient, has predictable sources, and high efficiency. In order to do that, you need to learn to delegate the things that are not your highest and best use. Ask yourself as you go throughout the day, is this my highest and best use? Am I doing the most productive thing at this moment and is this something I absolutely must do myself? Because there is only so much time in the day and there’s only so much of you to go around.