You are at your desk and it is stacked with things you should do. They’re weighing you down—
and crushing your productivity. What can you do?
Don’t should on yourself. When faced with tasks you do not have the time, or skill set, to pursue, give yourself a pass. Here’s why.
As an entrepreneur, you are the captain of your ship. At the helm, you have overall responsibility for the business and your strategic plan. This means you are not at the oars, the galley, or rigging. When you lose your focus, your business goes off course—or possibly sinks like a stone.
If you cannot do everything, who can?
Delegation and the small business owner
Trying to handle business goals outside your expertise and interest is exhausting and time consuming. As we discussed earlier, entrepreneurs must undertake the responsibilities only they can handle—without feeling guilty about not doing everything else.
If it worries you to hand off some of your business function to others, consider the real benefits of diversifying your workload:
What types of tasks can you delegate?
Consider these tips when you think about what you could delegate:
Delegation looks different for each company. I work with entrepreneurs to create business plans and technological solutions. To coach small business owners from making in the low six, up to seven figures, I provide focus and create solutions that save them time and money.
Some modes of delegation for a small business owner can include:
Think about delegating tasks and services before you become overwhelmed, and your services suffer. Keep the following pitfalls in mind:
When you have a lot of things to do—and you know you are not going to do them—stop shoulding on yourself. Spend time thinking about your business, and move forward.
When you want to make more money doing the things you love to do, and you need focus—call me at 585-633-7563.
To your success.
Bob Britton is an accomplished entrepreneur with 25 year’s experience starting, building and growing both brick-and-mortar companies as well as online businesses. He's personally built 3 companies from one man shows to the million dollar mark. Marketing Automation Group and the Automated Entrepreneur Method® are his latest brainchild. After working with hundreds of business owners in every walk of business, he realized there was a HUGE gap in the support and training that was available, and set out to fill that void with his no-nonsense, hype free approach to business growth.