As we aim to live a full, productive and efficient business and life, you might find yourself also falling into the trap of trying to do it all on our own.
For some it could be micromanaging at work, for others it could be several personal errands you have been meaning to do for the last however many weeks – but for many of us it is both work and personal life charging at us that makes us feel overwhelmed.
If your mantra is “if you want a job well done, do it yourself”, take a moment to analyse how this will eventually affect your state of mind, health and routine in the long term.
It won’t be long before you find yourself frustrated, swamped, unproductive, or worse, burnt out.
I want to encourage you to ponder this:
- Do you ever feel like some days are too much to handle because you’re so busy?
- And is that really how you want to spend your time?
I’ve got three things to say on this:
- You don’t have to do it all.
- Don’t hesitate to ask for help when you need it.
- Outsource whatever you can.
5 reasons outsourcing can help you now
If you are seeking to thwart or overcome a perpetual state of stress and unproductivity, there are two things that can help: Eliminate and Delegate.
Virtual assistants, freelancers and outsourcing agencies are the unsung heroes who have completely transformed the way businesses operate in the modern age by helping in the following ways to:
- Lower your business costs
- Free up your time to focus on yourself and increase your productivity
- Take over “boring” tasks and help you focus on the bigger priorities
- Help you complete a multitude of tasks in less time
- Push you to lead your business towards success
But you need to know what to outsource
Many business owners struggle with deciding what exactly to outsource. If this is you, start here:
- What is the task you put off the most?
- List down the tasks that you dread having to do.
- Compare how good or bad you are at each task you have to complete every day.
You will soon know what kind of work will be better off in someone else’s hands.
Some of the top day-to-day tasks that virtual assistants across the world can help take over are social media marketing, project management, data entry, scheduling appointments and meetings, research, graphic design and customer service.
Ask for help and watch the magic unfold
There are many reasons why we do not ask for help.
Some people think of it as a sign of weakness, cheating or it is a matter of pride. As for you, whatever it is that is stopping you from being the best version of yourself, taking your business to new heights and leading a healthy, stress-free and joyous life – let it go.
Ask for help, hand over work to someone who is committed to supporting you and kick the “all by yourself” approach to the curb to take a step closer to success.
It is OK to rely on others to help accomplish your goal – in fact, I believe, it’s the only way!
Your next step
If you have a business operations, systems or processes question that you’d like answered, join me at my monthly Q&A sessions where I will answer your questions personally.
I have assisted many individuals and businesses with email marketing, project management apps, marketing campaigns, and setting up an onboarding process. Apart from these, I can also lend a hand as a personal assistant with smaller yet highly significant tasks such as time management, calendar booking systems, organisation, system reviews, event planning and so on.
Starting and growing a business can be hard, but the thing that makes it easier is having the right people on your side and the systems, checklists and processes to help you and your team (even if you are outsourcing) run your business efficiently and effectively, giving you back precious time with your family and also time to do the thing that you do best, work on your business.
I can help you and I can start by answering your questions. Join me here on this link: Monthly Live Q&A.