“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” – Jessica Jackley

Delegate, Automate or Eliminate — Today’s post is short and sweet. Sometimes those are the best, yes!?

You see, I’ve seen too many entrepreneurs follow this idea like it’s some kind of commandment: “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.”

Can you relate?

Imagine if you could delegate, automate or eliminate many of the tasks you’re not good at, or dislike… like booking appointments, marketing yourself or running errands. The result? Creating more time to do what you are best at, love and find important.

The key in delegation, is understanding and accepting that others simply won’t do it like you. So, get over it! Have standards, yet allow your team to run with it.  When you do, what is possible in your personal productivity and life satisfaction?

For automation consider “If This Then That.”  IFTTT is the freeway to get all your apps and devices talking to each other. Not everything on the internet plays nice, so IFTTT is on a mission to build a more connected world.

Consider letting go of some of the things so you can spend more time in your genius zone. CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke, Business Consultants and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict recommend taking an honest look at how you are spending your time through a four zone model.

What is your zone?

  • Zone Of Incompetence – you don’t do these things well. Better to eliminate, automate or delegate.
  • Zone of Competence –  you can do these things but don’t like them much. Better to eliminate, automate or delegate.
  • Zone of Excellence – you are very good at these things. They bring you success, but they don’t make your heart sing.
  • Zone of Genius – you absolutely love doing these things, you do them well and they give you the highest ratio of abundance and satisfaction to the amount of time invested.

What type of workplaces you in your genius zone?

What can you delegate, automate or eliminate this week? This week is YOURS. Own it!