As successful entrepreneurs we all come to a point where it’s time to begin enlisting the help of others and delegating tasks in order to continue growing. It’s not as easy as it sounds though. Usually we have a mountain of tasks we handle for our business. We know how to do them and do them well. Much of it is in our head and this is our business, our baby. What if someone screws it up? We have to learn to delegate effectively in order to grow. If we don’t it can become the most tedious part of running the business.
Personally, this was NOT an easy game to figure out. When I started letting go of things I couldn’t figure out why it didn’t seem to be working. It was like being sucked into a time warp. Teach someone a task and they’d make mistake after mistake. Or they’d take forever to do it. Or they’d get frustrated or bored and quit. I started thinking to myself, “Maybe I’m just not made to delegate at all!” I did a little research and quickly realized I was doing a crappy job setting myself up for success. Just like any goal we set out to achieve beings successful at delegating is a process. And when a great process is used well, we can maximize results and minimize the time it takes. Here’s the process we use to ensure successful delegation and management of any tasks, big or small.
When we have quality products and services that the world needs there always comes a time where we have to expand beyond ourselves. Either we learn to let go of our baby and ask for help or we stop growing our business and settle for our current level of performance. If we want to continue growing we have to learn to delegate and, more importantly, do so effectively. What is the number one thing YOU need to do in your business to delegate better? Share in the comments and share this post with someone you know!
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