Ways That You Fool Yourself Instead of Choosing to Delegate
Do you any of these barriers resonate with you? If so, they could be holding you back from passing on work to other qualified people who could lighten your load while leaving you more time.
Barriers That Hold You Back
- It’s a boring job, nobody else will want to do it.
- I built my business and don’t want to lose control.
- I’m a perfectionist. Nobody can do the job as good as I can.
- They won’t know how to do it, so I’ll do it myself.
- I don’t have enough time to teach them.
Delegation Allows You To Reach Your Goals
Are They Valid Reasons Or Are they Holding You Back?
- Boring? What’s boring to one person isn’t to another. For example, some are honest with me and say that they don’t like listing coordination – in fact, they don’t like admin work. It just so happens that I like listing coordination, so we’re a perfect fit.
- Losing control? Far from it … if you ask yourself if you’re really in control with missed deadlines and tasks that fall through the cracks, you might want to rethink if you’d lose control if you delegate. The truth is that delegation allows you to reach your goals.
- I’m a perfectionist. There are other perfectionists out there that could take some of the work off of your plate.
- They don’t know how to do it. That’s the nice thing about a virtual assistant. When you choose to work with one who is already trained in the work you need done, you’d be surprised at how much they know and can help.
- I don’t have enough time to train them. True; there are times when you will need to do a little training. With a little time spent now, you won’t have to do the task the next time it must be done. If they don’t know it, they can usually learn it quickly. I took on a task that was very detailed, but I hadn’t done it before. With just a little time spent in training, I was able to care for that task saving him time and money for over two years.