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.
As business owners, we tend to think that we can do it all. After all, it’s saving us money, right? But have you stopped to think about what it costs you in time? If you’re unfamiliar with how to do something, there is a learning curve, and depending on what it is and your skill level, the learning curve can be steep.
The other side of that is things that you don’t like to do. I’m sure that there’s something in your business that you despise doing that you probably put off to the last minute, and this can decrease your productivity as well. If you don’t like doing it and put it off, it most likely piles up and takes even longer to do once you do take the time to do it.
Instead of struggling to learn a skill that you don’t need to learn or dreading doing whatever it is that you hate doing, take that time to find someone else to do it – delegate it. Sure, it’s going to cost you money, but you may find that it cost you less money to have someone else do the task(s). Calculate your hourly rate, then decide if you should spend your time paying yourself X amount of dollars to handle it.