Busy-ness of Business Bumming You Out?
Humor me for a second, imagine no more slaving away for hours on end 7 days a week on your laptop, so you can bring in the cash.
No more hosing down your eyes with Visine just to see straight while you try to get everything done yourself.
No more turning down or backing out from fun time with friends and family because, you um… HAVE to work, again.
No more feeling like you are digging a ditch only to have someone shoveling the dirt back in onto your head.
Sound like pie in the sky?
I assure you it is not.
What if I told you that with just a few tweaks your business can not only run seamlessly, but also bring in the cash and be scaled up as big as you can wrap your brain around. That all the heavy lifting is taken care of by a team of dedicated people who believe in your dreams and will go the extra mile to make you happy. Thus, allowing you to do all the things that bring you joy, while still making lots of coin.
Well, for you to be able to add flavor to the world with your special sauce and increase your bottom line – you need more time to focus on what actually brings in more clients and cash.
How do you free yourself from the busyness of your business and get more time? Magic Money Multipliers™. MMM’s are about getting the necessary tools (people, systems, automation and delegation) to free up your time so you can focus on the strategic level work and what’s profitable (client work, marketing, business development, etc.)
Here are five quick ways to squash your “do it all diva” mentality for good :
1. Make a list of your core competencies and money-making tasks.
The things that you and only you can do. Then list side jobs you could delegate. Be specific. Clear delineation will help you know which people to bring into your circle.
2. Track how you spend your time.
List everything you do in 15-minute increments for at least two days. Note everything. Track billable and non-billable time. This will help you find money drains and see what tasks could be delegated.
3. Start with baby steps.
New to farming out work? Then, start small with one thing and see how it goes. If done correctly, I guarantee that you will soon see more free time, improved energy reserves, more money-making opportunities and a serious desire to get more off your plate. Gradually delegate more and more.
4. Consider the person you hire as a partner.
It may take a mindset shift, but conveying that everyone is a team member and you are all building a business together will get people to commit more to what they are doing and produce greater results. Treat team members as equals, remembering that they too have a business. Hire for ownership.
5. Acknowledge and utilize other experts.
Trying to do it all is stupid. Yeah, I said that. Here is why: Specialists stay up to date on the skills they need for their specialty. When are you going to fit that in? Throw in that you are not very good at it and then let’s get a little cliché here, would you perform your own surgery? How about we beat a dead horse here, are you really the best person to lick envelopes and attach stamps? So, get out there and tap those resources! These people are perfect candidates to bring on board to fill the gaps in what you can’t possible do.
No matter where you are in your business – you absolutely need the right resources and systems to grow your business to the next level of self-made wealth.
If you want to join the wicked successful entrepreneurs and get your membership to the Cool Kids Club (complete with secret decoder ring) then you’ll need to do the one thing they all have in common: they don’t do it alone. They all kicked to the curb the typical do-it-yourself business owner mentality and are laughing all the way to the bank doing what they love while bringing home the bacon.
So, you can continue doing everything yourself, be a sucker and never take a vacation or you can relax your grip, let go of the delusion that you need to be the one to do everything and book a flight to an exotic spa somewhere.
How you choose to run your business is up to you, after all you are a big girl, but an obsession with control is not an asset. It’s a liability! So, unless you learn to let go your business, mental health and body will suffer. Don’t forget that your family will get hit with the fallout, too.
Question time ~ What’s holding you back from letting go?
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