Build the Business of Your Dreams
By Andy Parkinson, on Sunday, January 9th, 2011
Some tasks you just shouldn’t be doing yourself, even if you could do it better and faster yourself. By avoiding delegation you are piling up work for yourself that may not be the best use of your time. As a boss you’re the only person who can do Task A. Yet you’re spending your time on Tasks B, C, and D because you’ve decided you can do them quicker than someone else. And so Task A (the one that only you can do) never gets done. You should delegate Tasks B, C, and D so you can be free to do Task A.
This is actually a link to a link, but the commentary that Shawn added is just too good. This quote represents the vice of every overworked freelancer and fumbling new manager. Once you’re able to fully grasp the implications of this idea, and act on them, the world becomes your oyster.
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