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Too busy to delegate? 5 benefits of delegation that might change your mind

Sometimes people feel too busy to keep pushing forward delegating their workload, a real problem that business owners can get stuck in all too easily. They may well have a team that’s functioning, but perhaps not as effectively as it could, or they might have work they simply don’t need to be doing. Yet they’re too busy to build up the systems needed for growing the business. 

 

There are five benefits of delegation you may not have thought of. As you read through these, it just might change your mind about how important it is to delegate effectively, and refocus the priorities of your work.

 

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“I either delegate something, I dump it, or I deal with it.” Daniel L. Doctoroff

REST & REJUVENATE FIRST (Get off the adrenaline cycle): The first benefit is that you get to fully rest and rejuvenate, which is not only about the short term relief of not having to do a job on a particular day.  When you delegate effectively, and permanently delegate the responsibility for outcomes, long term lifestyle freedom will come. This is just as important as the workload itself, and when you’ve done it you are truly free, and your business is truly scalable. 

 

WORK ONLY IN YOUR STRENGTHS (greater effectiveness & flow):The second benefit is that when delegation is done well, it will allow you to work only in your strengths. A lot of business owners work as a jack of all trades, busy being everything to everyone. Yet, if you learn how to delegate effectively and get rid of the tasks that you don’t need to do, or tasks best done by someone else, you’ll be more efficient and able to work with a greater flow. 

 

INCREASE COMPANY EXPERT BASE (no more jack of all trades, delegate to experts): The next benefit is that you’ll be able to increase the company expertise, by that I mean the body of experts that constitute your team. This is when you are able to delegate to experts who are employed specifically because of their skill set, or trained specifically in the skills you need them to be able to perform in-house. 

 

RAISE UP BUSINESS LEADERS (Make a real impact behind the scenes): The number four benefit is raising up business leaders. You will be able to make a real impact behind the scenes of your business, if you not only delegate the work, but train your team for the future. Delegating a task whilst also giving them the tools to master it, will turn them into the people that can lead projects and encourage growth, independent of your input. 

 

INCREASE AGILITY AND RESPONSIVENESS (new perspective, new insight, new capacity): Finally, if you delegate effectively, you will be able to become more agile and responsive. With the clarity that comes from delegation, you will have a new perspective and new insights, which will lead to increasingly greater capacity for business growth. You’ll be able to see opportunities emerge right from day one, and be able to respond to those proactively building out systems as you go to grow and scale your business. 

 

I hope these five tips have been helpful, and I hope that they have made you realise that maybe you can get back on that delegation horse again. Start looking for ways to not only clear your desk, but to raise up leaders in your company, because doing this is how you will be able to be truly free and have a business that is scalable. 

 

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If this blog has got you thinking about ways to make a difference in your business, please go right ahead and message me. It would be great to hear more about what you do, and the ideas you have for your business moving forward. I’m happy to answer your questions and love nothing more than to lend a helping hand along the way. There are always steps you can take to provide more certainty for your growing team, and sustainability for your business, and both of these things always create more freedom for you. Reach out today CONTACT US 🙂

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5 Inspiring quotes to get you delegating

You know, it’s always smart to make sure that you’re fueling yourself to get through business journey. It can be really tough building a business from scratch. It can be a long, arduous journey, an all consuming project taking up all of your time, all of your thoughts, and all of your energy. It can also become quite insular, with your head down and bum up, working in the trenches to get through each business challenge, and pushing the business into growth despite those challenges. 

According to recent research from Gallup, “founders who have and use high delegator talent can generate better business growth and venture success than leaders who get lost in the day-to-day minutiae of managing a business.” Delegation is a powerful tool for your business to grow in a manageable and sustainable way, and 

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How you see changes what you see

I’ve been saying for a long time now that how you see, changes what you see. Your perspective and your mindset are very powerful tools in your business leadership. When it comes to delegating, it can be all too easy to become disillusioned or despondent. So I’d like to look at five inspiring quotes from people that have been here before us, people that have got insights into what can really help you, and your business journey. With quotes from such brilliant business minds as these, you know you’re on the right track!

“When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.” 

This quote from Craig Groeschel, the founder of Life Church, is a really powerful insight to consider. When we’re delegating work, it should be more than just clearing the work off of our desk. It’s not only done to bring some short term relief, it is also to raise up the leaders that are going to champion the future of your business. Raising up those authority figures in your business is a very important aspect of the delegation process. 

“Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.” 

Next up, this one comes from Robert Half, HR consultant and business owner. It highlights the fact that while you as a business owner need to grow your business by delegating tasks and spreading the workload to others, it’s vital to remember that you play a very important leadership role in the business. It should be you refining the systems and processes within it, and always having your leadership on the front foot by setting the right examples. 

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done, because they want to do it.” 

Next up is this quote from Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th US president. Now, if you are working that delegation system, inspiring and raising up leaders, you’ll find that your people are motivated to build your business for you. They will champion the cause of your business and become inspired by the mission. Delegating will not be about getting work off your desk, as wondering where did it all go because people are so motivated. 

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

As spoken by Jessica Jackley, businesswoman. This has been a really powerful one for me, as I’ve gone through learning how to set boundaries around my delegation, boundaries around my leadership, and boundaries around my time management. When you start thinking about the things that you can let go of, the tasks that are going to have a real impact in clearing some space, you will find a really powerful approach to delegation. 

“No person will make a great business who wants to do it all themself or get all the credit.” 

And finally, Andrew Carnegie the man himself. This quote says it all doesn’t it? You can’t be a lone ranger in your business, there’s no room for cowboys, because building a business is all about building a team and moving forward together. The very core of delegation is spreading the workload and the trust across your team. When you do this well, your business will be a thousand times more effective. 


Managing your outlook is an essential part of leadership, making sure that you’re always feeding on quality knowledge and insights to fuel you through every step of the journey. It is a vital aspect to thriving in business, and becoming the business leader that your business needs you to become. This is the only way you will achieve the goals that you’ve set.

 

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If this blog has got you thinking about ways to make a difference in your business, please go right ahead and message me. It would be great to hear more about what you do, and the ideas you have for your business moving forward. I’m happy to answer your questions and love nothing more than to lend a helping hand along the way. There are always steps you can take to provide more certainty for your growing team, and sustainability for your business, and both of these things always create more freedom for you. Reach out today CONTACT US 🙂