How many times have you heard a time management expert explain that effective delegating is the surest way to success?
It makes sense – each time you can take a task off your plate you’ve just “created time” to work towards your priorities and goals. If you delegated one 30-minute task each day, you could create 3 ½ hours at the end of a week, 14 hours by the end of a month.
Delegating is great in theory. However, it can be a tough strategy to implement. The number one deterrent I hear from my clients when it comes to delegating is, “I have no one to delegate to.”
Today, I’m going to bust this myth!
You can delegate to . . .
Family (Your mom can update your mileage; your daughter can take over your social media.)
Friends (Do you have a friend that is looking for some part-time freelance work? Maybe she loves to proofread and could look over your next blog post, eblast or press release.)
Colleagues (Divvy up the workload – why duplicate efforts?)
High School Kids (Many want some want practical experience before going to college – and who is more tech-savvy than a teenager? Or maybe deliveries, packing products, landscaping, etc.)
College Kids (They have awesome tech skills and often are looking for practical experience)
Interns (Many times will work for free just to learn from a professional in their field. Check with your local college. One of my clients has his intern creating processes for everything in his office.)
Retirees (An often underutilized source of knowledge and resource for delegation)
Office support (Are you using your current support staff the most efficiently?)