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What’s the “WHY” Behind That Task?

Delegation.  I know – this is one topic I cover OFTEN on my blog.  Why?  Because I sincerely believe this is one of the areas in which you can “gain” a large chunk of time. (Read more on delegation here.)

Yet clients often resist delegating.

Sometimes the reason is “I just don’t have anyone to delegate to”.  (See this post for resources)

Sometimes the reason is “I […]

How to Find More Hours in Your Day

I had the pleasure last fall of appearing on David Ralph’s Join Up Dots radio show, and recently got some great feedback from him on progress he’s made toward delegating.  Truly, he took one tiny piece of one tiny conversation and created HUGE results for his life and his business.

I encourage you to listen to the entire clip.  (It’s only 10 minutes!!)

Here are David’s […]

45 Tasks an Entrepreneur Can Delegate to a VA

I have talked often about the importance of delegation and all the things a Virtual Assistant can do for you.

This time I’ve asked my own assistant Holly Matson, of Lightseeds by Holly, to offer her thoughts on specific tasks that can be effectively delegated to a Virtual Assistant.

Virtual assistants exist in nearly any specialty you can imagine, just as employees do in […]

Are You In Europe?

No, that’s not a trick question! Ever notice how you work differently when you are on vacation?  IF (and this is a big IF) you are doing any work at all, you tend to make sure you are only doing the most essential tasks.  The other tasks you leave until you return, or you delegate to someone else.
What would happen if you worked like […]

How Do You Plan to Outsource?

Delegate.  Delegate.  Delegate.  Delegate.  Intellectually we know that when we delegate a task – we free up time to work on our priorities.  However, deciding which tasks to delegate can be a challenge.

I thought I had a good handle on this.  Really!  I teach clients how to delegate tasks all day long.  Of course, I delegated effectively myself.  Right?  WRONG!

As I put myself back […]

Holiday Fun With Calendars

Ready to start pulling all your “I can have a stress-free and productive end of the year” steps together?  Are you starting to wonder what to do with the multiple lists you’ve created in previous weeks and  how you are going to keep track of it all?  Today, we start to pull it all together!
If you’ve just found the Stress Free Holiday Series – […]

You Are Not An Island – Delegate!

Are you ready to have a fun, productive and easy end of the year?
Imagine this: enjoying your family and friends, free of stress and worry, knowing that you have an easy plan in place. Doing your work without the distraction of “how will I ever get this all done?”

By starting early, having a plan, and following a plan, you will set yourself up […]

How Using the 80/20 Rule Will Increase Your Productivity

Have you heard of the Pareto Principle or 80/20 Rule as a time management strategy?  The 80/20 rule means that 80 percent of the outcome comes from 20 percent of the input. Sounds like a bunch of mathematical jargon, huh? 

Wondering WHY I’ve chosen to blog about the 80 / 20 Rule?  It’s in response to Real Life Scenario #9 – “I’ve heard about the 80/20 […]

Stress Free Holiday Step #5 – Delegate

Welcome, this week we are continuing our journey to a Stress Free Holiday Season.  By starting early, having a plan, and following a plan, you set yourself up for success.

If you’ve missed previous posts –

Week #1 – Mentally create the holiday of your dreams.
Week #2 – List all the activities you currently participate in during the holidays.
Week #3 – Categorize these activities – how […]