As an entrepreneur, staying motivated and energized allows me to tackle any challenge I come across. There are plenty of responsibilities that can take up your attention as a professional, potentially draining you of the valuable energy you need to make your business a success. While you may be able to accomplish these tasks with ease, that doesn’t mean you have to.
Your success as an entrepreneur doesn’t eliminate your need for emotional downtime. While it’s important to stay energized and push forward, you need to remember to step back sometimes. This concept is the inspiration behind the tool, tip, and quote for May.
Do less! While this may seem counterintuitive, this tip has helped me grow my business significantly. As an entrepreneur, I’ve had to consistently juggle between different tasks that need my attention. At the beginning of my career, I needed to be hands-on in every department to steer my business in the right direction. Though this approach worked in the early stages, it had to change in the long run.
In order to significantly grow your business, you need to take time to focus on the big picture. You’re the founder and visionary, after all! My tip this month is to assign smaller tasks to others and focus on the more significant aspects that unlock your business’s full potential. While you have the skills to complete the smaller things on your to-do list, outsourcing tasks will clear your schedule, allowing you to focus on being the CEO.
In the past, I’ve been shocked to check my weekly schedule and see how many of the responsibilities filling my days could easily be outsourced. While it may be tough to justify paying someone else to do something you can accomplish, you’re gaining something significantly more valuable— time!
Time is an invaluable resource. By freeing up time, you have the opportunity to focus on self-development, enjoy quality time with loved ones, or even take a vacation. These breaks are vital to being a successful professional in the long term.
I’ve been able to find numerous professionals to complete projects for me, all through these innovative websites.
As Peter Drucker, a management consultant, educator, and author puts it, “Do what you are best at and outsource the rest.”
You can be a well-rounded entrepreneur, but never an expert in every field that your business touches upon. Outsourcing has made it easy for me to acknowledge other people’s talents and grow my business.