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Let’s Tell Our Own Story About Crisis

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been resolving a conflict inside of me. This conflict has been a leadership one. Working out how to manage myself well has been challenging, at times to the point of overwhelming. The circumstances we’ve all been experiencing from the impacts of the virus are some of the most restrictive I’ve ever encountered. The abrupt changes and global uncertainty have been immense to take on.

Dealing With The Changes

It’s been really strange to face days where I can’t go out to an event or enjoy breakfast at a cafe. Walking down quiet streets has been surreal. Navigating crowded footpaths whilst trying to keep my distance has been frustrating and even scary.

Reading the news has been a rollercoaster ride for me. I want to stay informed, to comply with the latest rules, and to get the information I need to make decisions. I want to keep doing well with managing my health, my relationships, my business, my day-to-day plans. But the news has been harrowing. Stories of global lockdown, sickness and death … Some days the human vulnerability I saw was just so confronting that I needed to take a break altogether.

The Power Of Questioning Assumptions

I was out walking recently, reflecting on just how invasive all of it has been. News of the virus and its impacts on our lives has become the story we’ve all been telling. Progressively, I’ve noticed that I’ve been tempted to tell myself a story of restriction, hardship and poverty. And I’ve generalised this story too, imagining it might even apply to everyone else too. It’s become a really hard story to deal with. Trying to keep moving through the days is a burden under the weight of a story like that.

Then I listened to myself and I realised there were massive problems with the things I was thinking. The conflict I was experiencing wasn’t coming from the stress of the outside world. It was coming from inside me! I hope that by sharing these thoughts you might develop some new ways to respond to the hardships you’re facing too.

“Watch what you tell yourself, you’re likely to believe it.” Russ Kyle

Disempowerment Doesn’t Suit You

When you listen to a story that makes you feel trapped and hopeless, and you start to believe that story, you forget that you’re powerful to create new outcomes. Following requirements to stay home as much as possible and keep your distance if you need to go out is how things are right now. But this still leaves so much room for you to make choices for yourself across every area of your life.

Above all else, it is vital to keep this truth at the front of your mind in all things: You are the only one who controls your thoughts and feelings. Regardless of how powerless you might feel, you are always the only one with the power to be you!

 

You Can Tell Your Own Story

The story that’s being told through the media is only one side of the story. If you quickly pop your head up out of the trenches you’ll see evidence everywhere that people can, and are, bouncing back with new ideas and creative improvements. They’re still going where they want to go. In fact, many have found better ways of making progress because they had to adjust to the circumstances.

You’ll always have unique aspirations for the future to activate. Even amidst change, you’re are the writer of your story and the creator of your future. Lead yourself forward with a tenacious dedication to achieving your aims. Embrace flexibility and responsiveness as essential to success.

 

You Have Abundant Resources To Fuel Growth

The opportunities available to you right now far outweigh the limitations being imposed. In telling a new story, I’ve been marvelling at the privileges afforded to everyone by the internet. You can still stay up to date online, so most of the time the big stuff won’t happen without you knowing. You can still stay in touch online, so isolation does not have to be so isolating. You can still do business online, with the chance to make your business more efficient, streamlined and scalable than it ever has been before.

Instead of focusing on what can’t be done right now, cast your vision over the things you can do. It doesn’t suit anyone to tell a story of scarcity because the truth is that we always have everything we need to move forward. Harness the power you have to create new outcomes, map out a pathway towards that outcome, then mobilise what you need to embark on the journey. There’s nothing stopping you!

 

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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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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 🙂