You’ve invested your life and money into your business. Are you willing to let self-sabotage bury it alive? That’s exactly what you’re doing if you don’t learn how to outsource. In the attached video, a participant in Beyond Business Live shares openly about his fear of letting go and trusting others to support him.
He makes some very good points in this :58 second video. Watch it and see if you can relate. Many of the entrepreneurs I’ve met have told me of similar concerns. They do it all because they don’t think anyone can do it as well as they can. They refuse to delegate even simple tasks.
Some people are control freaks. They’re afraid to let go of anything in other areas of their lives as well. So they pile task after task onto their already full plates and then stress about getting it all done.
Of course, they can’t Things slip through the cracks. The quality of their work suffers because they aren’t focused. And some of their great ideas go by the wayside because they don’t have the time to implement them.
Are you afraid to trust others to help? Maybe it’s because you lump all of the tasks it takes to run your business into the same bucket. The truth is, some of the tasks you’re doing can be easily delegated so you’ll have more time for the ones you alone need to tackle.
For instance, what would your day look like if you outsourced appointment confirmations by email or by phone? Would it work for a VA to do this for you? It works for entrepreneurs just like you who allow a VA to handle this task.
Really, how many mistakes can someone make if you give him or her your calendar and ask the VA to make contact and then document the date, time and response? It’s pretty easy to perform this task as long as you give the VA specific directions. Several entrepreneurs I know free an hour or two every day by outsourcing this and similar email communications.
I understand how hard it might be at first to trust that someone will do as good a job as you can do, but when properly trained, a VA can relieve you of time-sucking tasks so you can spend your time instead, on generating income.
Don’t sabotage your business. Support yourself by trusting a trained VA to back you. Once you let go of even the smallest task, you’ll see how easy it is and the rest will fall into place.
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee, http://www.123Employee.com. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Business Live! http://www.BeyondBusinessLive.com inspires entrepreneurs to meet challenges head-on in with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyles of their dreams.