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?”
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.
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.
Many people operating their business know that at some point they will need to delegate in order to grow the company outside of just themselves. However, many don’t know where to start or they do delegate but don’t have success at doing it. Delegating, when not done properly, can hurt you instead of help you. Below are some ways that you can ensure that delegating does what it’s intended to do, and that is to help you grow your company.