Why You’re Too Scared to Delegate
Can you relate to this?….You’ve got so much on your plate you don’t know where to start. You’ve got lots of jobs you could give to others but by the time you explain it to them and show them how to do it…you may as well do it yourself.
You trapped. Trapped by you own thinking and habits. In order to ever have a business that works without you having to be there everyday, you need to get out of this vicious cycle.
The biggest hurdle business owners face in delegating effectively is in making the initial decision to actually delegate.
The key reasons that many people don’t delegate are:
- “No one else can do the job as well as me”
- “It’ll take me too long to explain it…I may as well do it myself”
- “The other people in the business are too busy for me to delegate to”
- “I’ve got no-one to delegate to”
These are really just excuses, to not make an uncomfortable change. In the short term, that’s what delegation feels like. It’s uncomfortable because you need to change the way you’re doing things. Long term, it’s much more comfortable to have learned how to delegate than to still be stuck being ineffective and inefficient by working long hours on low value tasks.
If you never overcome the excuses and start to delegate more, how will you ever move to a more productive mode of working?
The costs of not delegating
These costs are many and varied. One of the things that people regret as they grow older is not spending more time with their loved ones – their family and friends. If you don’t start to delegate more now, when will you start? Your excuses won’t go away. They’re like fears that need to be confronted in order to break through them.
Most business owners that we’ve questioned are working in the range of 55 to 70 hours per week. If that doesn’t give you lots of dissatisfaction with your habit of trying to do everything yourself, nothing will.
Yes, it’s great to love your business, but if it leaves no time for living life, what’s the point?
The benefits of delegating effectively
Once you learn to delegate more of your lower value tasks, the biggest benefit you may realise is the sense of satisfaction that you begin to get out of every day. If you’re like most business owners, there are many days when you go home frustrated because you’ve been really busy but feel like you’ve accomplished little.
Long term, the benefits include improved profits, business gowth, more time to spend on important exciting tasks, more time for yourself and more time to spend with your family and friends!
There’s no time like now to start delegating more.