The Importance of the 6 Levels of Delegation for Your Business

In my last post, I shared a strategy to reduce the number of questions you receive after you delegate: delegate the OUTCOME instead of the TASK. Often people get caught up in the details of the process so they have tons of little-picture questions. However, when you delegate in the big-picture (giving them control of the process and holding them responsible for the outcome), [...]

Busted! The Delegating Myth Revealed

Do you know the book Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz? I'm obsessed with it . . . so obsessed that I have sent the book to clients, who have then purchased extra copies and sent them to some of their clients! In fact, I even started the Impact Time Collective Mastermind Program based on the concepts in this book! One of the concepts that Mike stresses in Clockwork is [...]

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 [...]

Get More Done by Delegating…Like a Pro!

When you have dozens of tasks on a bursting-at-the-seams to do list, you just have to work harder, right? WRONG! This is the time to work SMARTER, not harder, and hand some of those tasks to someone else. After all, there are only 168 hours in your week, and when you try to do EVERYTHING, you'll either forget about or neglect to do something important - for [...]

Delegate Like a Pro Even If You Have No One to Delegate To

Does that title sound like an impossible goal to you? Are you tired of being busy, busy, busy all day long, but don't feel any closer to accomplishing your goals? You KNOW you need to create some time in your day to just think so you can approach tomorrow with a plan.  Yet the reality is - how in the world can you find the [...]

All I Want for Christmas is . . . HELP!

Christmas can be a tough time of the year for many reasons.  We take already "busy" lives and then add a number of commitments to our plate - then wonder why we feel frazzled and out of control.  We can easily fall into the "it needs to be perfect" trap.  (Feel free to define "it" any way you want!)  And don't get me started [...]

How Do You Plan to Outsource?

Delegate.  Delegate.  Delegate.  Delegate.  Intellectually we know that when we delegate a task - we free up time to work on our priorities.  However, deciding which tasks to delegate can be a challenge. I thought I had a good handle on this.  Really!  I teach clients how to delegate tasks all day long.  Of course, I delegated effectively myself.  Right?  WRONG! As I put [...]

Have a Stress Free and Productive End of the Year

Are you ready to have a stress free and productive end of the year?  Can you imagine a holiday season in which you are prepared, relaxed, and joyful - instead of rushing around, stressed, and cranky? Over the next few weeks, you'll continue to learn some strategies to help you have a productive and stress free end of the year. (You are reading the [...]

How Using the 80/20 Rule Will Increase Your Productivity

Have you heard of the Pareto Principle or 80/20 Rule as a time management strategy?  The 80/20 rule means that 80 percent of the outcome comes from 20 percent of the input. Sounds like a bunch of mathematical jargon, huh?  Wondering WHY I've chosen to blog about the 80 / 20 Rule?  It's in response to Real Life Scenario #9 - “I’ve heard about the [...]

Delegating – A Success Story

Why is it so hard for us to delegate? The idea of getting someone to help us out with some of our tasks seems pretty straightforward. And yet, for some reason, we tend to tackle the work ourselves. “It’s simpler this way,” we say. “In the time it takes me to teach someone else how to do the task, I could be halfway done [...]