Want to get home in time for dinner?

Do you wear countless hats in your business? As a business owner, there are umpteenth areas that need time and energy to manage.

If you’re anything like the other successful entrepreneurs that I’ve coached, there is a common question – how do I get all this done?

Implemented by themselves, they make progress. Implementing with the right help, they experience faster progress and greater results.

When freeing up time by delegating, business owners experience results in many areas of their lives.

When they have extra time during the week, they use extra time to find new business and close it. They have time for uninterrupted prospecting. They follow through on their instincts that lead to lucrative conversations. With extra cash in the bank, they’re taking that dream vacation they’ve had on their mind for awhile.

Since they’re not trying to do everything, they get home earlier to enjoy family dinner, and hang out with their kids before they go to bed.

Due to less tasks to handle, there is a greater feeling of spaciousness and they enjoy the process of work more. They feel like they’re the strategic, effective CEO of their business. As a result, they are more fulfilled from their work day.

What does it take to get here?

It would be nice to wave a wand and immediately get there, but as you know, things change when you take new actions. Effort and strategic implementation of what you know will make the difference creates growth.

There are a few hurdles to overcome when setting up a system to successfully delegate.

The first area is time. If the business owner is already strapped for time, it’s often a puzzle to figure out where the time is going to come from to create more time.

Something I hear a lot (read: what’s not said) is “I’m so busy that I don’t even have the time to think about what I could do to be less busy.”

Funny. And true.

It’s helpful to understand what goes into delegating. Setting up a system that will serve as a foundation for delegating and tracking projects is key.

Within the system, projects and internal structure must be clear. Projects need to be set up so that workflow is clear and tasks are mapped with realistic timelines. The ecosystem of the product itself needs to be learned for effective implementation.

There is effort and time that goes into what to track and why, and how to track it properly.

Effort and time go into the process of trial and error. This helps set up the tool to properly reflect existing workflows.

It’s worth saying that most business owners I’ve met don’t enjoy living in the details. Along with this, many of them don’t love the process of working through common errors and the annoyances that come along with a new system.

As you read over common friction points about implementation, which do you think you’ll need the most support on?

A good place to start thinking about this are what are your strengths and weaknesses? Write down 3-5 of each and make a note about how that will serve in the process and note where you’ll need support.

What is a natural engagement point for you in the process?

Think about the outcome you desire by bringing your systems and delegation to the next level. This serves as motivation for follow through.

You’ve already taken the first step by assessing your strengths and weaknesses.

Next, determine what support you’ll need to successfully pull this off in your business.

You’re one step closer to freeing up your time to grow your business!

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