We trick ourselves into saying, “I am just not good at delegating” — or, “I just don’t know how to hand it over to someone who is not me“.
Right!? I have this problem with my team sometimes too. Delegating out pieces of your business is hard. A lot of times, we develop certain mindsets and these make outsourcing and delegating even harder in our businesses.
Which of these three statements apply to you and why you have a hard time with delegating?
- You are impatient. You want it done now and training someone will take too long.
- You are a perfectionist. You have a system or process and you want it done a certain way. And, you believe you are the only one that can get it done.
- Fear and/or lack of Trust. What if someone does it better than me? Or, what if they do not live up to the expectations that were set.
So, which are you? Good news is, it doesn’t matter! All of those are reasons for WHY delegating would help your business move forward.Finding a partner for your business is the number one way to free up your time and ensure your business THRIVES.Click To Tweet
Find out if you are ready for a virtual assistant
Here are three steps to help you get started delegating in your business today!
1. Create an action plan to hire your first virtual assistant, or, if you have one already, ensure you are scheduling regular monthly calls to share your vision and reasons.
Basically, you need your VA to be ALL IN. And more than just implementing the tasks you are assigning, but you need them to be your cheerleader and understand the reason and the drive for your business. When you can find a passionate business partner your business will do more than just grow steadily, it will THRIVE.
2. Get clear on the areas you need support in.
If you do not have a VA, you are probably throwing around the idea of hiring one shortly, but this is where you need to be strategic. What do you want your VA to support you in? Do you even know? More than likely, you are unsure. You are just overwhelmed.
Before you can delegate out any part of your business, you need to get clear on what you need help in. This is where a brain dump will help.
Write down every task that you are currently doing in your business + any tasks that need to get done but you either do not know how or you haven’t had the time to do.
Once you have these written down, sort them out. Make three categories: 1 – your zone of genius, what you love to do, 2 – the time-sucks that eat your time, like scheduling social media posts, but are things you are willing to do and 3 – these are the tasks that you despise doing or do not know how to do.
Once you have your list, you will have a clearer understanding of everything you can outsource to a potential VA.
Your next step will be to create a job description and then finding the best VA for you and your business.
Here is a hint: the best partner for your business will be strong where you have weaknesses.
3. Create systems, processes, and workflows. This is especially the case if you are a TYPE A personality (like me). If you have a certain way you are currently managing a task, such as your blog posting, formatting, and marketing workflow, then type this out or create a video to explain how you would like your new VA to assist in those areas. Be specific.
If you already have a VA, or you actually have no system, you are just winging it each day, then this is a perfect time for you to delegate your VA to begin creating a manual that lists out the process for each task.
There are 100 things that you should be delegating right this second. Not because someone else will be able to do it 80% as good as you, but because someone else will be able to do it 200 times better than you.
What are your thoughts on how delegating can build a thriving business? Not sure if you are ready to hire a virtual team and start delegating yet?
TAKE THIS SHORT QUIZ TO FIND OUT