You can’t do it all by yourself.
There’s too much to do nowadays.
You have to delegate.
Let’s just spend a moment thinking about that.
Take a sheet of paper.
Draw a vertical line down the middle.
Left hand column – title – ONLY ME – things that only you can do/must do/should do.
Be honest – we know you are a multi-tasking genius, you are efficient, but are you effective?
Right hand column – title – EVERYTHING ELSE.
Populate the left hand list. Keep it simple. Keep it brief.
(My list – coaching, content development, speaking, writing – that’s it).
Throw everything else over to the right hand side.
Make sure the right hand list is all done by other people:
- support team
All of them charge an hourly rate less than you do.
Repeat every day.
I avoid giving overworked owners more things to add to their list – who wants to get back a month later and find little or nothing has been done – client and coach frustrated.
Which is why, when I’m interviewing for a new client, one of my most important questions is:
“I’m going to suggest lots more things for you to do to grow your business – who is going to do the work? It’s not allowed to be you.”
Sometimes we even have to recruit before I can coach.
Better that (and the delay) than more items on your list.
With or without a coach – you can’t do it all – don’t kill yourself trying – it ain’t worth it.