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The Delegating Blues; Learn How to Let Go

Learn How Delegating Tasks Can Improve Your Business Includes a Free Worksheet To Help You Determine Which Tasks Can be Delegated to an Assistant In the 15 years I have been in the virtual assistant industry, I have been successful serving most of my clients. When I look back at the clients that we have not had success with, it mostly came down to delegation and communication. Many entrepreneurs and executives live by the mantra “if you want something done right do, it yourself.” However, most really successful business people will tell you that delegating is the key to success. If you are too occupied by the administrative details of your business, then you are not growing your business. A friend told me a story of how he had been so hands on and so immersed in administrative tasks that he forgot to concentrate on growing his business. He realized his error, learned how to delegate, started concentrating on what was really important,  and low and behold, his business took off. To delegate or not to delegate Most corporate executives are good at delegating tasks. Leading a team is part of being an executive. However when an executive leaves a large corporation to start their own business, they are not used to working as if they were every department of the business. Start-Ups are usually pretty lean, so they may not have the funds to hire a full time assistant. The emotional tug of being an entrepreneur may also get in the way of delegating. My friend above said he felt like the only one he trusted was himself. Trust is one of...