Are you good at delegating? Do you know how to share out your workload and give others a chance? Can you let go of that powerful feeling that convinces you, that you are the best at everything? Or the belief that whatever it takes, you will get the job done? Do you recognise that steamy mix of control and fear? The idea that if you don’t do the job, it will not get done properly! Can you loosen your belt? Release the straps, and let someone else get the task done? Can you apply a little bit of this smart action, Delegation and the Art of Letting Go?
-For everything we don’t like to do, there’s someone out there, who’s really good, wants to do it and will enjoy it – Josh Kaufman
For some of us, it is challenging, I know! And especially the ladies out there. You know how you always want to do everything yourselves?
Time to learn the Art of Delegation. Look on the positive side! Imagine yourself, relaxed and enjoying doing the tasks you love doing. Then, savour the feeling of all those niggly and ugly other tasks, fulfilled by your excellent team members.
-You don’t have to do everything, even Batman had Robin – Anon
I like to call it team work, because the idea that two brains work better than one resonates with me. I also believe in acquiring a dream team of fine collaborators and contributors with unique skills to enhance my projects and businesses. Let me share some of these excellent benefits with you.
One. As U.S Co- founder of KIVA and super, successful entrepreneur, Jessica Jackley states: “Deciding not what to do is as important as deciding what to do.” Learn to distinguish between important tasks, prioritise them, and then, you can start to delegate!
Two. Focus on your strengths. List them if you have to so you can then delegate your weaknesses.
Three. Observe and listen with your two ears open and your mouth sealed. Let Richard Branson say it: Train people well enough so that they can leave. Treat them well enough so that they don’t want to.
Four. Support and guide your new delegates. Give them encouragement and gentle nudges. “Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon them, and let them know you trust them.” said the great Booker T. Washington, an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States.
Five. No spying allowed. Let them get on with it. Trust the process. Even Ronald Regan had a smart word to say about this topic.
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere.
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