The Delegation & Elimination category focuses on creating more time in your schedule by eliminating and delegating activities. Also included is techniques on how to say no.

How A Virtual Assistant Is An Affordable Asset In Your Digital Marketing Efforts

Laura Licursi Marketing...some of us love it, some don't. Some are great at it, some are not. It takes time, expertise, and energy to create an effective marketing campaign, but it's a necessary part of doing business. Laura Licursi, owner of the VA service Elite Virtual Assistants, says that the first question she is usually asked is how a Virtual Assistant can help [...]

Is Delegating to Friends and Family a Good Idea?

Laura Licursi If you've been following me for any length of time, you know that one of my favorite ways to increase capacity is to delegate. (Read this post or this one.) You may be considering hiring a friend or family member - is working with that person in your best interest? You want and need great service, but not at the [...]

When “Good” Crowds Out the “Great”

We allow so much “good” into our lives, that these activities often push out the room for the “great.” Here are some real-life examples from some of my clients over the past month! You say “yes” to hanging out with some work acquaintances after work (you had a free night, and you like your work pals, so good), but then are unable to take your [...]

How To Grow Your Law Practice With A Virtual Assistant

There's a common thread among business owners I meet and work with: they feel they must handle everything themselves. An important capacity-building step is to learn how to delegate tasks. And my friend Lisa Licursi of Elite Virtual Assistants has some important guidance on this step for lawyers! Laura understands that small or solo practices want to keep as much of their money as [...]

Avoid This Delegation Pitfall!

You know what you want done and the result is so clear in your mind so it should be easy to delegate, right? So why do you struggle with the process? Usually it's because you get so wrapped up in the "HOW", you end up micromanaging. When you delegate to skilled helpers, you need to give up control of the middle part or the [...]

How to Be a Delegating Machine

Typically when I work with business owners on delegating effectively, one of the top problems is getting them to realize it's ok to let go! They believe they are the only ones who can do the job . . . and it's difficult for them to give up control. (Yes - this is even AFTER they realize that they only have 168 hours each week . . [...]

Busting the Myth: Delegating Takes Too Long

Effectively delegating is a skill. As with any skill, the more you practice the better you become. Often clients share with me their HORROR stories of the times they have tried to delegate and “failed.” One of the common frustrations is that “by the time they explain it, they could have just done it themselves.” Depending on the task being delegated, this may be [...]

Take Control of Your Calendar with 4 Ds

How full is your schedule? Your calendar? Your to-do list? Often, you have A LOT on your plate . . .which limits your ability to spend time doing the activities that will best help you accomplish your goals. You don't intend for this to happen . . . it just does. Slowly one activity after another after another sneaks its way into your life until you are full [...]

The Solution to “I Don’t Even Know WHAT I Could Delegate”

You have 168 hours each week to design your life. You use some of the hours for sleeping, some for exercising, some for eating, some for showering, some for work, some for family. Do you use more or less than your allotted 168? (Click here to download your complimentary copy of Your Magic 168 Action Guide to help you make more effective use of [...]

How to Eliminate What Is Not Essential

To paraphrase Leo Babauta in the Power of Less, simplicity boils down to two things: Identify the essential Eliminate the rest Seems pretty simple (pun intended), right? But in reality- it can be a little tougher! It takes focus to identify what really is essential, and follow-through to eliminate the rest. I've been working on implementing this principle for about 4 months now with varying degrees of [...]