R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about doing things that you feel you have to do.
Hey, folks, Shawn here with you, talking about that moment when you feel you have to do something, you feel like you’ve been forced to do something. What do you do about it? How do you get away from that feeling? How do you keep your business moving forward? And what does this really mean? Well, you know, we’re living in a free country. You know, I’m speaking for the United States of America. Most of us are in countries which protect our freedoms.
There are very few things that we have to do. Now, certainly, a lot of things if we don’t do them have consequences, right? Don’t pay your taxes, you are probably going to go to jail. You’re going to have to die. But, there are others, very few others that you actually have to do. You’re making choices to do them because the compliance makes sense because this is something that needs to be done. So, I want you to be careful about the terminology of “I have to do it” because usually, you’re choosing to do it for whatever reason. So, I want you to think about the things you have to do and that we’re really making an affirmative choice. You’re choosing to be in business, which leads to you having to do certain things you may not enjoy as much, administrative tasks or ancillary tasks.
The other thing is, as a business owner, this is a great time to start your delegation process. As you’re identifying things that you have to do, that you feel obligated to do, that you don’t really want to do, how do you delegate those tasks? How do you move them along? How do you focus on the things you’re great at and move the other ones off to your staff and your team? Here’s your opportunity.
So, think about this, folks. How do I keep doing more, but then transition things to other folks who can do a great job too? What do I have to do versus what am I choosing to do? And how can I choose the things I really want to do and delegate the things that I feel like I have to do? This is a great way to step things up to the next level.
So, next time you’re feeling like you have to do something, write it down, start making a list, start working on processes, hiring an outside provider, build a team. These are the tasks that you probably want to delegate because you’re not feeling engaged with them, they’re not your best use. Get them moved off, spend more of your time doing what you’re greatest at, and I think you’ll find your wealth will increase. So, work with it, folks. Let me know how it’s going.
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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.
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