Have you ever thought about what you’re paying yourself to work for yourself? Sounds crazy, right? But, you do cost yourself money. As a business owner, your time is of value. Do you know what your time is worth? Do you know your hourly rate? If you don’t know the answer to these questions, it’s important that you find the answers.
So, you know that you need to delegate, but where do you start? It’s one thing to know that you need help, but knowing where to start can present another dilemma. However, it’s wise to have a plan of action, because having a plan increases your chances of success. Here are three things that you can do to help you get off to a great start of knowing what to delegate.
Most entrepreneurs don’t know when the time is right to delegate. The reason being is that people want to make sure that when they do it, they have enough to hand off to someone. They don’t want to start the process of delegating and then not be able to keep the person busy. So, I’m often asked, “How do I know when it’s time for me to delegate?”
Are you scrambling each time you need to onboard a new team member? Do you find it challenging and time-consuming to get them up to speed on their newly assigned tasks and projects? If so, you should strongly consider having written procedures to help alleviate your onboarding challenge. Documenting your procedures can help improve your business in a number of ways:
Time blocking is a great way to become more productive. Time blocking is when you block off a set amount of time on your calendar to do a specific task or project; it really works well if you discipline yourself to do it.
As a business owner, you can wear many hats in your company. It’s easy to find yourself staying super busy doing a lot of things, but are you really accomplishing what you want to achieve each day?
Most of the clients who come to us know that they need support but usually aren’t sure where to begin. It’s important that you start with a plan that consists of what, how, and when you will delegate to your executive assistant.
If you’re like most business owners, you make and set goals, but if you don’t, you should. Goal setting will help you achieve far more in your business. However, sadly many people set goals but don’t attain them. Below are some ways to help you not only set goals but reach them.
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.
Productivity is a hot topic. Everyone wants to become more productive. However, you can’t be more productive if you’re bogged down doing things that you’re not good at doing or don’t like to do.