Do you want positive results? Delegate!

Do you talk to yourself saying over and over, “I shouldn’t have to do this!”

There will always be job duties or activities that must be accomplished to run your business successfully. If these hated tasks constitute more than 20% of your job, you need to learn the art of delegation.

Truly successful people learn how to get the detested job activities over and done with minimal stress. They are good at delegating to others who are competent to do them. (Yes, there are people who actually enjoy doing the work you despise doing!)

Whether you like it or not, there are certain business practices and standards that must be adhered to, no excuses. Failure to follow your own business policies and practices can provide irreversible consequences, both personally and professionally. Customers, employees, the IRS, a judge or plaintiff attorney are not interested in excuses; they do not care “why.”

Reframe. When there is something you hate doing, create a new attitude or visual picture. For example, if you work in retail and hate it when people walk in the door, reframe it and see people walking in the door as “new money.” Or, if you hate working with accounting details, see QuickBooks as your pathway to a million-dollar success.

Be selective when saying “Yes.” Freeing up your time to say “yes” to legitimate requests from your customers, vendors, Board of Directors, or business partners will bring more job satisfaction when you know the hated, yet necessary, details are being taken care of.

For example:

  • If there is a legal issue, give it to the attorney.
  • If you have an accounts issue, delegate it to your customer service rep.
  • If you have a sales person who won’t return calls, replace them!

Create your future. As the business owner or executive, you built the current business model, consciously and unconsciously. Even though it may have worked well at one time, if it no longer meets your business goals, it’s time to strategically create a new future. Hire a strategic business coach to breakthrough to a new level of satisfaction and success.

Jeannette Seibly has been an international business and executive coach for over 20 years. She has guided the creation of three millionaires. Are you the next one?

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