Outsource the right tasks.

#624 73. Outsource the right tasks.
[1] Scripture
[2] Outsource the right tasks. I was raised to think that any job I could do myself was a job I should do myself. That’s why it took me a long time to decide the kid down the street should cut my grass. He can use the money. I can use the time.
But that’s a simple example. Here’s an even better approach: Write down the two or three things you do that generate the most tangible return. Maybe it’s selling. Maybe it’s developing your employees. Maybe it’s building long-term customer relationships.
Me? I make the most money when I’m writing; anything else I do that takes me away from writing limits my ability to generate revenue.
Figure out the two or three things that you do best, and that generate the best return on your time. Then strip away all the other “stuff” by outsourcing those tasks. (Or, oftentimes, by simply eliminating those tasks.)
QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
How could this clarify my Reality?
How could this benefit if added to my Disciplines?
Who needs to hear this?
[1] Scripture
[2] #73, from Jeff Haden, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on Inc.com on1/9/2017. https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/first-90-days-90-ways-to-boost-your-productivity.html
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