The most successful entrepreneurs in the world do not do everything themselves. They delegate or outsource the work they don’t love to do. Working effectively is a matter of serious time management, effective leadership, and solid delegation techniques.
Leadership is a matter of great staffing decisions… but delegation? It can be difficult to give up control, but especially if you have higher than average standards for your own work. The key is learning to work on your business instead of in it. The only way your business (and ultimately your career) will grow is by assuming increasingly higher levels of responsibility; the only way you’ll have time to do that, without spending your life at work, is to delegate some of your lower-level daily tasks. This is not difficult to accomplish though!
Try implementing these tips and see if it makes a difference:
- Take baby steps to outsourcing. Think of work that does not need your personal touch, things that don’t rely on your key skills, and things that can be done reasonably and inexpensively.
- Choose which tasks to delegate or outsource. If you don’t know where to start, I have put together a list of ideas to help you decide. Download it here.
- Develop a specific timeline for projects and expectations.
- Communicate with your team. Be as descriptive and specific as possible and provide clear feedback throughout the projects.
- Create a culture where mistakes are tolerated … as long as we all learn from them!
Delegation is about more than simply sharing the workload. It is about teamwork, smart leadership and having the desire to build a strong and effective workplace where everyone gets to enjoy and love what they do! Give it a try.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hope you enjoy this day doing all the things you love!