Getting started is the easiest thing you’ll do today. And no. That’s not sales hyperbole. It’s seriously easy. Just keep these in mind.
1. Identify Your 80/20
The 80/20 rule says that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your efforts, so determine which tasks merit 20 percent of your efforts.
2. Apply The 70-Percent Rule
Determine if the person you’d like to perform the task is able to do it at least 70 percent as well as you can so you can delegate.
3. Sit Back
Well, kinda. Be prepared to find new and exciting ways to (re-)focus your time, talent and treasures with all the time you just reclaimed for yourself and your business.
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When it comes to experiencing new growth in your business, you have to think differently about how you run it.
If you want to see growth, you have to realize that you can’t do everything on your own. You are a business owner, visionary, the person at the helm steering the ship, figuratively speaking. And like any successful business, there are divisions to the work that needs to be done:
- Product (what you actually deliver)
Each of these areas requires administrative support. Sure you can create email campaigns, track down leads to set up meetings, and do your own expenses, but why would you? Why would you want to spend your valuable (and expensive) time on tasks that can easily be done by someone else.
A Virtual Assistant can help you in any or all of these areas, removing the burden of important but low value tasks from your responsibility. As they handle more and more tasks, you get more time to focus on generating higher paying leads. Done right, the investment more than pays for itself. And by “done right”, we mean embracing delegation and letting go of the tasks that you shouldn’t be doing anymore. Most business owners actually lose money because they don’t have someone else on their team to get more stuff done.
Delegation in management isn’t simply a way of unloading your responsibilities; it’s how business owners and leaders can benefit from the powerful, multiplying effects of entrusting others to do that for which they were hired. As you delegate, you not only free yourself from a busyness mountain of your own creation, but you also, in turn, develop the kind of employees and leaders that allow you, them and your business to grow.
To help you get started on the right foot, we’ve created a tool – a matrix, of sorts – so you can map out the various things you do each day.