Guest post by Alyssa Avant
I have often heard the phrase, “Don’t go it alone.” However, I have also often not heeded its warning. I am just the opposite and want to try to take everything on my own, with the thought, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” Many times I’ve tried to tackle circumstances, projects and deadlines on my own, alone.
Though not as easy, it is often smarter to follow the advice, “Don’t go it alone” and allow others to help you on your quest to meet a deadline, deal with a circumstance or tackle a project. Allowing others to help, or delegating tasks to others, can give you a sense of control. Even though it may seem that you are giving up control, you can be more in control by allowing others to help.
Sometimes there is so much to be done that if you try to do it alone, you’ll end up more stressed out and much less organized. Delegating will not only free you to work more focused on your tasks, but also will lessen your stress, allowing you to work more quickly and more smartly on the tasks at hand.
It is true that you will want to be careful when delegating. There are things that are important to us that we will want to take on ourselves, but then there are those routine time-sucking tasks that you can allow others to do for you.
You will feel a weight lifted and you may be able to help others in the process. You may help your kids to learn responsibility or teach your co-workers or subordinates a skill they may not have already had. There are many benefits to delegating, not only for you but for the others involved.
So, remember, when faced with a mountain of responsibility, don’t stress, DELEGATE!
Alyssa Avant is a published author, professional speaker and tech magician. Alyssa has been working virtually since 2007. She has years of experience working with online professionals and business owners. Her book FaithLeaps: The Christian Moms Guide to Passion, Purpose, and Profits will release this fall. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others so they can avoid the years of trial and error that she experienced as a new online business owner.
Visit Alyssa online at http://AlyssaAvant.com.