I talk with a lot of business owners who aren’t the greatest when it comes to delegating. They want to delegate more because they know that they need help. They’re drowning in administrative overwhelm and working 16 to 18-hour days. They’re feeling the pain and really need help, but they don’t know how someone can help them. Most business owners usually know of a few things that they can delegate to someone else, but they also overlook a lot of areas where they could use some assistance.
When you started your business, you most likely thought about how it would work and wrote down what needed to be done. You should do the same when it comes to delegating. You don’t want to bring on an assistant and then decide what you want her to do. Instead, you want to know already what you will have her do before bringing her on to your team. Begin by looking at the areas of your business that don’t get the attention that’s needed and determine how someone else could take on these areas.
Having a plan will ensure that you know exactly what you will delegate. A plan of action will also help prevent you from slipping back into the old habit of doing it yourself. You will be ready when you hire your new assistant, and she will be able to hit the ground running. Remember that organization equals increased productivity, and increased productivity can mean more money coming into your company. So, don’t fail to plan, but instead plan to win.