Do you constantly find yourself saying, “I can do it,” or even, “it’s easier if I just do it myself?” While it may seem noble to do it all, you are ultimately decreasing productivity and increasing stress by taking on every task, big and small. Instead, consider adopting the habit of delegation.
It forces you to prioritize
Before starting a task, ask yourself, “is this the highest and best use of my time?” If the answer is no, delegate the task to your assistant. Your time is valuable. Once it’s spent, there are no refunds! Focus on what you specialize in and allow your assistant to focus on more generic tasks.
It increases efficiency
By delegating your to-do list, you are able to spread the weight of the day. No matter what you think, you cannot do it all. With everyone taking a piece of the pie, one person is not burdened with all the stress, pressure, and headaches of an overcrowded calendar and pressing deadlines. You can be more effective and efficient in your work.
You can work on your business instead of in your business
Whether you are a business owner, a manager, or busy parent, your time is best spent on planning and strategy related tasks that will promote growth and efficiency. Focus on what is most pressing and allow others to focus on the rest.
Today is a great day to practice delegating! Consider a virtual assistant from to help you tackle your to-dos and take a load off your plate. Do what only you can do and delegate the rest.