Occasionally, I see messages from folks complaining they would not have enough time to do this or to do that. They say their day would need to have a lot more hours than just 24 (say, 36 or 48) in order for them to accomplish the tasks that are on their to-do list. They then usually continue to say if this or that circumstance would not be present they would certainly be more successful, “but”…
This is employee thinking that even I had to get rid of.
Of course, when you think of spending 24 of your personal hours then you get something in return for those 24 hours. And to continue this, in case you’d be able to spend 48 hours per day you’d probably get more in return than by 24 hours spent.
As a matter of fact though, you CAN have 48, even a lot more hours per day being spent on your business. No, you don’t have to do all that on your own… It is a very wise move to have other people grow your business. Or how else do you think are big companies being built?
Use their business model to your advantage. Delegate!
Think you can’t delegate? Think your work is too confidential?
Step out of your comfort zone. You have to let go of certain tasks in order to discover people that are more apt to accomplish things for you. There are tons of people available and willing to do a lot of work for you.
The less you work on your business and the more you delegate tasks, the more your business will grow and the more profitable it will be (provided you hire the right people for the right job, of course.)
Doesn’t this sound like freedom?
For me it does; discovered it myself. It was when I read Timothy Ferriss’ book (was in April 2007, when it came out.) I started hiring people that did some work for me. As I found out there are folks that are faster and more sophisticated than I am in certain areas.
I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone. Look at which of your tasks can be outsourced, then go ahead and hire someone today. Not tomorrow, not next year— do it TODAY!