In coaching we like to make sure we are trending our topics in a way that promotes self-accountability. It’s one thing to read articles and mentally agree with the points that are made. However, it’s another thing to actually implement, measure, and reframe those points into your business. Last month we read about the PROCESS of delegation, this month I’d like to address the POWER of delegation.
First let’s define POWER – as defined by dictionary.com, it is “the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events.”
Before we can really flex our Power to influence others we must start with ourselves. Let’s consider our own minds and our own abilities. Sometimes that means we have to really step back and ask ourselves “what am I doing that is keeping me from advancing to the next level?”
I can relate to this question very well. When considering my need to grow our business I continued to tell myself…
“I’m too busy...If I could only stop focusing on administrative duties, I could get out and sell more” OR “I am too busy selling to follow up with administrative duties.”
Just as recommended in last month’s article the Process of delegation, I wrote down what I was doing. What did this take? Power over me. I needed to MAKE the Time. It wasn’t going to find its way into my already overpacked schedule. I had to schedule the time in to my calendar to stop, review, and write down my needs.
In the same way, we must exercise Power over our schedules and our time before we can begin to delegate to others. Make your schedule a priority, and schedule time to review Last week’s list of options for delegation. And for fun, submit your success stories to our team to win an opportunity to be featured in our November Monthly Newlsetter!
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Delighted Coaching Team!