For every day spent managing the things we can delegate, we extend the time it will take us to achieve our business goals – AND leave tons of money on the table. We sacrifice the future on the altar of today every time we do work that can be delegated.
Let me demonstrate the opportunity cost of NOT delegating. The facts are, we cannot do everything – and do everything it well. Something suffers. It’s even proven to be dangerous for our health. For every area we don’t perform well, our competition will leap ahead with a competitive advantage.
Perhaps you’ve reasoned, “I can get it done faster than the time it would take to delegate it to someone else.” There’s more than one reason that’s misguided thinking and pure myth.
Let’s bust that myth right now.
Take – one hour out of one day – to train someone to perform a task it takes you 30 minutes every day to complete. Right off the bat, it is very likely the expert you’re delegating to will perform the task faster – and learn it much faster than you expect. After all, you will only delegate to experts in their field.
By INVESTING one hour in delegation you GET BACK:
- 150 minutes a week (30 minutes x 5 days)
- 600 minutes a month (150 minutes x 4 weeks)
- 7,200 minutes a year (600 minutes x 12 months)
- 120 hours – and that is the equivalent of 3 forty-hour work weeks
Do that for 2 tasks and you’ve just added 6 forty-hour work weeks (14,400 minutes a year.) Imagine your return when delegating even more. Think about that.
Where would you use that time? Will you better your business, improve your personal life, take a long overdue vacation?
This example demonstrates one reason why business growth is often slower than it has to be. Delegating gives you room to execute your business plan more effectively. I hope this is an ah-ha moment that gets you on your feet doing a happy dance.
Did you know, suffering day after day with inefficient processes, straining to maintain focus, stressed by ineffective or inefficient work habits – is not unique to you? Many small business owners are in the same boat. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about. No one can do it all. All businesses need support. Those who learn the art of delegation win!
THIS IS WHERE IT GETS REAL – TIME ISN’T JUST MONEY.
- Time is memories with your family and friends.
- Time is prioritizing your self-care.
- Time is a well-deserved and long overdue vacation.
- Time is you being the best version of you, producing your best work, and living your best life.
It’s time to improve your business – and your life!
Start today! Hire a virtual assistant. Hire me! Implement the art of delegation. I will help you save time and money, but most importantly, I will help you take back your life! Contact me for a FREE consultation.