How Doing Everything Yourself is Going to Get Nothing Done - Page 2
Friends – Support
Friends fill another role than just the shallow function of the network. They are your support net. Are you in trouble, having problems, losing your way or your motivation, your friends will be there to pick up the slack and help you out.
Nothing can substitute having good friends.
Doing too much work yourself is a sure fire way to burn out. Delegating tasks, outsourcing to others will save you time and in the long run money.
If you don’t have to focus on the smaller details of your business or your life you can focus on the larger questions.
One debate me and my wife always get into is the value of having a cleaning lady. I consider paying 20-30 dollars/hour to have my house cleaned; giving me the time to work on other things (or relax) is worth the 20-30 dollars since when I work I make more per hour, so if I can skip 1 hour cleaning and work 1 extra hour, that is money in my pocket.
My wife doesn’t agree, so far she has won the discussions, but the war isn’t over!
The point is, can you delegate things you don’t necessarily have to do yourself to others who could even do it better. You can spend your time on more important tasks that can generate more money for you long term.
1. Build your network
Either by using services such as LinkedIn or Facebook, or by calling a friend every day, make sure you sustain your network.
2. Delegate what you can
Take an inventory of everything you do in a day, is there anything you do that you don’t necessarily have to do yourself or that someone else can do better?
If you, try to find a way to delegate or outsource it to someone else ASAP.
3. Start building your mastermind group
Identify people you would like to have as a part of your group and then reach out to them. You will be surprised at how many will be willing to join, or work as a private mentor for you.Photo Credit: Evil Erin