If you had no more procrastination in your life, what would you be able to do?
You need to work towards building your procrastination free life. How do you do that? First, analyze why you procrastinate. I’ll tell you the two big reasons:
- You don’t want to do what you need to do.
- You’re no good at it.
People don’t like to do either of those things. So what do you do? Stop doing it! How does it get done? You hire out what you’re not good at and what you don’t want to do.
What’s left? All the things you want to do.
Okay. I know what you’re thinking. “You have to have the money to do that.”
In order to bring a vision to fruition, you’ve got to set proper goals, stay focused, be alert and ask for help!
Figure out the three to five things you’re really good at, and you like to do, that you can make money doing. For example: I’m really good at marketing and selling. I’m also good at fixing businesses. I don’t like to do office tasks and I leave accounting to professionals.
As your business grows, hire your team.
It’s very possible the team member you need to hire is for “life support.” Get rid of the mundane, everyday tasks that you don’t really want to do anyway and eat away at your time and energy. Don’t spend the 10 to 20 hours per week running errands, going to the grocery store, running the kids around, cleaning your house and so on. Hire it out.
Time is your number one most valuable resource. It’s also the number one excuse why entrepreneurs aren’t moving forward. Are you doing too much?
If you don’t have time, you don’t have a team.
I realize, for a lot of you, hiring a team is a big step. You don’t have to do it all at once. Make decisions based on your biggest needs, and income producing activities. In other words, if you need someone to sell your product to local businesses (and you can’t do it) don’t hire a personal assistant first. Hire your sales team first.
The point is you’re not going to know everything. The members that comprise your team are people that pick up where you leave off, whether it’s in skill, time, or effort. For some of you, family members and friends can easily be recruited. For others, you have to start in your community and online.
Understanding your strong points will enable you to choose team members that will compliment your vision and style. The key is to focus on your strengths and find others to join your team where you might lack.
Tell me about your stumbling blocks, or how you overcame them.