Entrepreneurs want to do it all. I get it. It’s your own business and you feel that if you don’t do it, no one else will do it quite as good. Or maybe you even have a hard time asking for help or even leading others. Reality proves that when you delegate, you and your business become more productive.
Being used to doing things your way is a great advantage. You are a go-getter, reliable and are truly invested in your company’s best interest. Nonetheless, overdoing leads to exhaustion. There’s a great number of business owners that no longer actually enjoy what they are doing or have forgotten the passion that connected them initially to their work, just because they are burned out.
Don’t wait until it is too late and start incorporating into your life people that will provide results, care about your business’ growth and development and also free up time for you to focus on what matters most. I feel you, how can you choose the ideal person? Will they perform how you need them to? Can you trust them? Is outsourcing really reliable? Those are all aspects of being a successful leader and I want to help you take tasks from your tray so that you can rest assured that your company’s highest interest is always met.
First of all, you have to be willing to delegate. You have to let go of control and be open to receive. You have to admit that you can’t do it all. Be open to the idea that a Virtual Assistant can make your life better. Once you’ve done that, you can follow the following tips that will make your day-to-day work much easier and enjoyable:
Identify your ideal employee: Not everyone will be a good fit. Know exactly what kind of person do you want to work with and what skills should they have as well. This is a key element when you’re deciding on who should be your VA.
Know what areas you need support with: There are tasks that you will have to do by yourself. Identify where do you need support and what are the aspects of your business that you are actually comfortable with delegating. You can start consulting other entrepreneurs who have done it and get an accurate consultation based on their experience.
Be specific: If you are not clear on what it is that you need, how can others know it? Identify budget, time, resources and results so that you know that you are on the same page.
Communicate regularly: This is a key aspect. It is necessary to have communication flowing between you and the people working for you. That way you can clearly identify if there has been any misunderstanding or acknowledge the progress of the work being done.
Be patient: Maybe you work really fast. Maybe the person you’ve hired takes a bit more time. Know that everyone has his or her own way to process and perform. Trust that things are being taken care of and that in consequence you are being able to focus on other aspects of your business.
When you are open to receive assistance and know how to delegate, you become a better leader. And, precisely, being a better leader, takes your entire business to a whole different level. It allows employees and customers alike the possibility to know that they are working for and with a human being that is trusting and feels confident enough in what he has to offer, that he can happily delegate.
You’re ready now. Let’s get started. Have a feel of what it is to delegate effectively and have more time to focus on those aspects of your business that you’re an ace at. Prioritize and delegate to see your business thrive. Get a hold of a free 4-hour trial of my service as your Virtual Emily .
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