This is Part 1 of a three-part series helping you to master the art of delegation.
How often have you found yourself ensnared in the whirlwind of your business, lost in the daily busywork, and pulled in every direction imaginable?
I've been hearing this time and time again, so let’s address it in the first of a three part series on delegation.
Let me take you back to a moment in The SkyHigh Collective, my signature program, where a group of accomplished business owners gathered.
As we engaged in candid conversations, a common thread emerged …
Despite their success, these brilliant minds confessed to dwelling in the "Grind." The Grind is that realm of mundane tasks that keep you from soaring towards the growth-oriented endeavors that truly propel your business.
This might look like gravitating toward administrative details rather than marketing a new service, crafting online courses, penning that book, and the very ventures that amplify your income and impact on the world.
We all know the Grind isn't where success thrives, yet sometimes it's tough to break free.
You might be resisting the better path, clinging to excuses that seem to bind you in place.
You're not alone.
Entrepreneurs everywhere wrestle with these justifications that keep the wheels spinning and the gears stuck.
Here’s the thing …. I see your ambition, your dreams, and your aspirations for your business.
Let's uncover these excuses, dismantle them, and clear the path for your journey towards ease and flow.
Excuse 1: "I can't afford to hire someone, so I'll just do it myself."
This refrain undervalues your time and worth. If your hourly rate is $100, spending 10 hours a month on admin tasks costs you $1000 in potential revenue.
Every hour spent grappling with website content, shuffling clients into your calendar, or grappling with animations in a slide deck comes at a cost—the cost of lost opportunities.
More importantly, you’re diverting your focus and energy from the things you love to do in your business.
Remember, your currency is time—use it wisely.
Excuse 2: "It would take too much time to train someone...so I'll just do it myself."
Investment is the name of the game here—investment in structuring your tasks.
By outlining each step meticulously, you’re transitioning your brain's roadmap onto paper. This roadmap empowers you to delegate effectively.
Hand off these tasks, and let others refine them as needed. It's the "rinse and repeat" strategy, one that fuels your business.
With systems in place, your business becomes resilient.
Excuse 3: “I’m embarrassed to have someone come into my business and see how messy it is.”
The truth is, most businesses, especially small and mighty ones, have their messy moments.
Whether it's disorganized documents, a cluttered workspace, or missed deadlines, these issues are part of the entrepreneurial journey. It's important to remember that these challenges are not a reflection of your worth or competence as a business owner.
One entrepreneur’s mess is another’s genius. There is someone who loves to do what you don’t … and will do it better and faster than you ever could.
Being willing to delegate, allows you to create a business that not only survives but thrives despite the messiness that comes with entrepreneurship.
Your Next Steps
When the Grind bogs you down, examine the excuse that holds you captive. Let go of tasks that can be accomplished by others—tasks that don't truly require your expertise.
It's time to unshackle yourself from these excuses.
Instead, channel your energy into the work that propels your business to its next level.