How long is your TO DO list right now? If you’re like me, it’s literally the length of your arm. Even if yours isn’t quite that long, it’s probably time to delegate.
For most women consultants and coaches, the idea of offloading a bunch of our tasks to someone one else sounds dreamy, but in practice it can be daunting and hard to let go. Knowing you’re an expert at what you do and how important your business is to you, I’m not surprised you’re hesitating.
But let me clear something up: Drowning in your TO DO list isn’t helping you, your business or your bank account.
When you’re overwhelmed with a mountain of tasks it can be difficult to identify, prioritise and focus on the most high impact activities that’ll move your business forward. Over time, lost opportunities could mean tens of thousands – if not hundreds of thousands – of dollars/euros/yen/rupiahs in lost revenue. In fact, because opportunities tend to snowball, you could be missing out on a whole lot more than just lost cash (think helping the people you’re best meant to serve and sharing your message with the world). In a very real way, not delegating keeps you playing small.
On the other hand, when you’re getting the help you need, you’re more likely to see the forest through the trees, prioritise your efforts, and be better prepared for exciting opportunities when they come along. Delegating effectively will help you become the businesswoman your business needs you to be to grow and really flourish.
To help you get started, I’ve put together a worksheet with 30 tasks you can delegate for you to check out and mark up. I’ve grouped activities into 4 different categories: personal, marketing and sales, customer service and backend. This list obviously isn’t exhaustive. In fact I bet you’ll come up with some other outsourcing opportunities yourself (I’ve even included some extra space for you to do just that!).
Now it’s your turn. I’d love to hear from you! In the comments share 1 task you’d love to delegate and tell us why (and if you’re feeling brave, why not publicly set a Date I’ll Delegate By!?)