One of the many challenges I had that led to my Year of Worst-Case Scenarios was the inability to delegate tasks to others.
I wanted to do it all, because I didn't want anything to fall through the cracks, and create problems. Let's say I'm a big fan of preventing conflict.
Doing this basically made me the mule. I carried EVERYTHING. I cannot do everything, nor can you.
After my 369 Days, I knew I had to change how I conducted my work and personal life. Delegation was something I need to learn more about, and learn how to implement in my life.
I started by hiring smarter people, that could take on the tasks that I suck at. I'm awesome in a lot of things, but there are things that I absolutely should not be doing.
Scheduling others is one area that I should avoid. I drains my will to live, when trying to schedule staff members. Myself? I love controlling my calendars (Day Job and BreakfastLeadership.com), so that is something that I still control.
My assistant at my Day Job has reminded me (more than once) that they should manage my work e-mail, and just have me look at email for a specific email. I've resisted this because I'm really good at getting to "Inbox Zero" mode. It's almost a game to me.
But checking emails constantly is one of the areas that got me into trouble, and let to my 369 Days.
So this afternoon, I came to a handshake agreement with my assistant that I would no longer be responsible for my Day Job emails. It's all on her. I've delegated email.
Now I can focus more time on the Day Job work that only I can work on, and after hours my BreakfastLeadership.com work, that will serve my clients.
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