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? Are you guilty of trying to do everything in your business? Stop and think about this, and if the answer is yes, ask yourself why you’re doing everything. It could be any number of reasons, but identifying your specific reason is important because you can’t work on a solution to a problem when you can’t identify the problem. I’ve found the two most common reasons for a business owner doing it all are usually related to money and trust. If this is the case for you, think about how you can work around this barrier.
If your barrier to doing it all is related to your thought of not having enough money to get the support you need, keep in mind that you’re paying yourself to do all of the things, you’re doing in your business. Create a budget by making a list of all of the items that you currently pay for in your business and add admin support to that list. Seeing it on a piece of paper/computer screen might help you, and you may find that you can afford to get the help you need.
If trust is a factor for you, start small. Make a list of things that you eventually want to stop doing yourself. To help you decide which one to delegate first, start with the one that you’re most comfortable with letting go of doing. You can also write out the process for how to do that specific task so that you will know exactly how the other person will do it.
Don’t be found guilty of trying to do it all in your business. Doing everything only leads to bottlenecking the growth of your business or burnout, and you shouldn’t want to travel the path to either one of these options.