Delegate To Avoid Burnout

One of the biggest areas I see needing to be addressed right now, is the viewpoint taken by many leaders and business owners which is that they need to take on everything and do everything in their team or their business. 

With the market as busy as it is right now, it’s easy to feel like you 'could' and 'should' be doing everything. 

With this mentality of taking on everything and holding everything so tight and so close, burnout and overwhelm is a very real possibility for many. 

Today I want to talk to you about why delegation is so important. 

Many leaders and business owners feel guilty and feel like they’ll lose the respect of those around them if they start to delegate out work. 

I want to talk to you about why this is so not true, and in fact a complete sabotage to the growth of your team and your business. 

You see the reality is you can’t do everything. There are only so many hours in a day and doing one thing takes you away from another thing. 

And if you think about all the things that you aspire to achieve in your career and for your team or your business and then also think about all the things that you have taken on in the general day-to-day running of your team and your business - then I’m sure you’ll feel incredibly overwhelmed right now!

Delegation of tasks, delegation of activities and sometimes delegation of a complete area of your team or your business is one of the best ways to free up your time to focus on the activities that are going to move the needle the most. 

Now if delegation is something that makes you feel uncomfortable, then I encourage you to explore the lost cost opportunity or the cost to your team or your business if you don’t delegate to others. 

Like I said, you only have so many hours in a day, and you can’t do everything. And as the leader responsible for the strategic direction of your team or your business, you have to make friends with and get comfortable with this concept of delegation. 

So right now, I’d like you to take a pause, take a breath and think about three aspects of your role that you are doing right now, that you know you shouldn’t be doing and make a commitment to yourself to delegate these three aspects to someone else around you in the next one week. 

Without delegating to others and without asking for the help and support of your team around you, your team or your business simply won’t grow, and you simply won’t achieve the levels of success you are aiming for. 

Try for yourself and let me know how you go!

Josh "Delegate" Stone

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