Create Success by Letting Go
Let me paint you a picture. Imagine working 80 hours per week growing your business. You’re tired, you’re frustrated, you can’t tell up from down. Your company is making progress but not the progress you’d like. You try really hard to do it all – the marketing, the paperwork, the sales, the payroll, the social media, the organizing and planning, etc. You are making it, you are becoming successful but you aren’t happy.
Now imagine that you decide to start delegating some tasks, yes you are going to have to pay someone to do these things but you can start to relax, you can start to focus, things are getting done more efficiently, sales are picking up and before you know it you are making more money and working far less time. Your head is clear, your body is no longer fatigued and you have a renewed sense of purpose. You are now motivated to conquer the world.
What is the difference in these two scenarios? The fact that in order to succeed you finally had to let go of some things. There comes a time when you must trust others to help you. Trust me, from someone who feels your pain, sometimes delegating is the only way.
Failing to delegate is one of the most common problems entrepreneurs and business people face. Rather than give up control and trust others to take the reins, you try to do everything yourself – and fail. The instinct is understandable, most entrepreneurs feel that if they can control everything their business will be more successful. Unfortunately that is not the case.
I’ve learned the hard way that I can’t do it all. I thought I could but once I let go of some of the tasks that were bogging me down I had a renewed motivation to continue improving and growing my company. My company is more successful now that it was before I had help.
To be successful you must delegate, delegate, delegate. If this sounds like a daunting task in order to ease your mind draw up some processes, almost like a ‘How To’ on how things should be done. That way you’ll feel better knowing your new employee will have the direction they need. If you’re overwhelmed and you refuse to hand off some of the work you’ll never get beyond that state. If hiring in-house employees doesn’t make sense for your business delegate duties to a trusted virtual assistant. Your virtual assistant will make your life easier and make you money!!
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