“I don’t know what to delegate.”
This is a line that I’ve been hearing in most of our exploratory calls. If you booked to hop on an exploratory call with us, it means you know there are probably some things that you need to be passed on to someone else.
Surprisingly, delegating tasks is not an automatic preset of most entrepreneurs - especially those who are new entrepreneurs. They’ve been doing everything for quite some time now so they really can’t clearly distinguish what it is that they need to pass on.
If you’re on this stage, you have to learn something crucial for the growth of your business:
Delegation is not about what you can and cannot do. It’s not about you not knowing how to do something. (Side note: you not knowing how to do something does not make you less of an entrepreneur or a person.)
Delegation is about you recognizing that there are things that you could have someone else do so you can spend more time on things that can bring your business to the next level. It is YOU recognizing that your business is growing and in order for it to grow further, you need help.
You’re probably asking now, so where do I begin? Here’s what I tell people:
Go through your day. What are the things that you do repeatedly? Things that you do daily, weekly, monthly? List those down.
How much time do these tasks take? Beside each task in your list, write it down and add them up. It doesn’t matter if it takes minutes or hours because no matter how quick these are, they add up.
Now look at that total time, if you had say, 2 hours a week of extra time because someone else is taking care of these tasks, what would you spend those 2 hours on? Writing a new email sequence? Talking to new leads? Improving your marketing? Talking to your clients more? Spending more time with your family?
This is just to start and most of the time, once you start to let these things go, it opens a plethora of other things that you see you can delegate. Once you get the hang of it, delegation becomes something that you would now be comfortably doing without batting an eyelash.