Is relaxation a concept you think of as intended for others but never you? Does the suggestion of taking a vacation trigger an automatic response such as: “I will, when I get on top of things.”
Running a business can be exhausting–days with long hours and nights without enough sleep, not eating right, or missing out on leisure and family time–all can take a toll.
Journal, magazine, and online articles offer counsel on how to deal with stress, how to maintain and improve health, and how to live a balanced life. But there is one way, you can begin sooner, rather than later, and that is to start delegating/outsourcing tasks, beginning with your website.
One way to lessen stress
The biggest obstacle business owners and new bosses face is an inability to let go of their own work. Sometimes they feel so dedicated to completing their own work that they refuse to let other people help. Other times, they fear that nobody else has the skills or abilities necessary to execute the work effectively.
Overwhelming yourself with projects and jobs is a common way to get stressed. Business advisers and psychologists agree that one way to take things off your plate and de-stress is to learn how to delegate. In many cases depending upon the size of the company’s staff, delegating means outsourcing.
But many small business owners find that the ability to delegate doesn’t seem to come naturally. They may find it uncomfortable to shift gears from what they did during the startup–i.e., everything! But that doesn’t mean it’s not possible.
…Learn to let go
There is no denying that it is hard to let go of control and trust that everything will work out the way you want it to when you’re no longer hands-on and in the middle of every part of your business. But letting go it a necessary part of delegation.
Unless business management responsibilities are delegated, the business can’t grow. Effective delegation starts with a desire to offload some of your work so you can focus on growing your business. Delegating business responsibilities is a critical step towards achieving success.To delegate effectively may mean changing you mindset from “I can do it all”.
Spend your time growing your business…I’ll deal with the coding and the commas
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