“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1
Delegating a task to someone else, hiring an outside company, or sharing projects with a team will allow you the necessary time to do what only you can do and do it the best you can in a timely manner. This can also decrease the “hectic busyness” of being an entrepreneur, business owner or manager.
Step 1. Divide each major responsibility into its specific tasks.
Step 2. Highlight in red the tasks only you can presently do.
Step 3. For each task not highlighted in red, consider if you can delegate it, share it with other staff or find an outside company to do it.
View this activity as a very positive aspect of managing your business, where you are able to focus on the key areas which need your expertise, provide growth opportunities for others who are ready for more responsibility and overall, decrease the hectic busyness of your workload.
Dear Heavenly Father, my desire at work is to honor You and bless others in what I do and how I do it. Please help me to be wise with my time and the opportunities You have given me. Sometimes, this may mean spending more or less time and/or more or less energy on certain tasks. Please give me the knowledge and wisdom to know what to do, what to delegate, what to source and what to share. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Monday: Consider your top responsibility in your business. Ask God to give you the wisdom to know how to best continue to handle this.
Tuesday: List the 10 most important tasks which need to be completed for your Number 1 Responsibility.
Wednesday: Do you have enough time to get the 10 tasks you need to get done in order to fulfil your number one responsibility at work? If your business is growing, this will likely change over time.
Thursday: Highlight in red the tasks that only you can do, as you determined yesterday.
Friday: Take some time to review the tasks which you have not highlighted in red. For each of the tasks you have listed, decide if they can be delegated, shared, or sourced out to another company. Start with what you consider to be the top 5 needing to be immediately addressed..
Have a wonderful week!
Bonny, Christian Women at Work