I haven't the foggiest idea how I came across the book titled The Knack of Using Your Subconscious Mind by John K. Williams, but I'm glad that I did. It reinforced an idea that I've been kicking around in my head best described as "Speeding Up by Slowing Down." Basically, I've been exploring ways to use my brain as the wonderful tool that it is for developing and connecting ideas and patterns, instead of using it as a workhorse by always keeping it busy with activities and tasks. Simply put, I've had some of my best ideas while sitting around thinking and not while "grinding"...which seems to fly in the face of most of the #entrepreneur #hustle advice out there today.
There are a lot of resources out there about "Why" or "What" to delegate, but not too many on "How" (at least none that were granular enough for me), so I wrote this up in the hopes that it maybe adds some speed to your execution.
In order for delegation to work properly, you need 3 ingredients:
1. Clear roles and lines of responsibility at the "owner" level;
2. A task management system;
3. The right person to execute (or delegate downwards) the tasks.
There are certain laws of the universe that are immutable. Due to the fact that they are not subject to change, I don’t tend to see them talked about often. However, I find the really big, boring ideas fascinating – especially those that have withstood the test of time. I think that it is human nature to take big, easy ideas and screw them up or make them harder than they actually are. So maybe this post will influence someone out there to slow down.
When asked “How to build wealth?” there are many, many answers to that question, and the answers are as subjective as the folks who you poll to get your answers.
As a business owner, there are few events more frustrating than realizing that you hired the wrong person. If you're a slow learner like me, maybe you've made this mistake several times. Not only can the wrong hire disrupts profitability, but a bad decision here can hurt morale and add a lot of stress to your life.
I'm happy to report that I have found a quick hack to clear out underperformers from your roster of candidates, and it only takes 15-30 minutes. If you're already doing this step, hats off to you amigo.
Whether you've built up your wealth over time or you've hit a home run and want to see your money grow, no one decision will impact your investment returns more than choosing a money manager.
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