Updated: May 20
Entrepreneurs often feel reluctant to delegate. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you have to do everything yourself if you want everything to be done right. This mindset, while common, can hinder the growth of your business.
It’s a simple fact that one person can’t do everything – no matter how much you may want to. Trying to accomplish too many tasks can lead to poor work quality, missed deadlines, and burnout; not to mention time management issues.
This is where delegation comes in.
Delegation isn’t a sign of weakness; it simply means that you are ready to let go and trust others to handle some of the work for you.
What Delegation Can Do For You
Does the thought of delegating your tasks still scare you? Here are 4 reasons why it shouldn’t.
1. Delegation is time-effective.
Delegating takes a little initial set-up; however, it pays off in the long run.
While you may have to put in extra time instructing someone to do a task properly, in the end, your resources will be significantly improved and you’ll have fostered an independent worker who can competently fulfill tasks without much direction. Also, while there might be some challenges and hiccups at first, those challenges will go away after a while.
2. Delegating tasks can help you cover areas where you don’t have much experience or knowledge.
Many entrepreneurs fail because they lack experience or knowledge in certain areas. So, why not hire a virtual assistant who can help you cover these areas? Maybe you’re great at coming up with ideas, but not so good at executing them. Or maybe you’re great at voicing out your thoughts, but not so much on writing them.
By delegating your tasks to more capable people; ones who have the right skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to do them, you can rest assured that everything will be done properly. Plus, it frees up your time, allowing you to focus on the core functions of your business.
3. Delegating tasks can help you avoid burnout.
Aside from your intellectual property and inventory, YOU are your business’ most valuable asset. To protect yourself, you need to make sure that you are well-rested – body, mind, and soul.
After delegating some of your tasks to a capable virtual assistant, not only will you be less stressed, but you’ll also have more time for yourself and your loved ones. By taking the time to rest and relax, you can also reduce your risk of developing burnout.
4. Delegation can help you achieve work-life balance.
When you went into business for yourself, you may have thought that you’d have more control over how your time is spent. After all, this is one of the reasons why people become an entrepreneur – to achieve a better work-life balance.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. The reason? Many entrepreneurs try to take on every project and task themselves. This is just a break down waiting to happen.
To save your time (and your nerves), you should delegate some of your tasks. By delegating some of your tasks, you’ll have more time for yourself, your family, and your passions, ultimately helping you achieve work-life balance.
It’s Time to Delegate
Trusting others to handle some of your tasks for you isn’t always easy. It takes time to get used to it. A transition period is always part of the process but eventually, you’ll find yourself becoming more and more accustomed to delegating tasks.
If you are ready to delegate, give me a call and let’s talk about how 8point8 can help you! www.8point8.net/zoom-call