There's no shame to admit you're not an expert at everything. Neither am I. Nor is it a weakness to say you just don't have time to do everything as fast as you'd like to get them done. We are, after all, only human. In addition, humans are now pushing ourselves by automating many functions that back work up behind us, while we still process certain parts at human pace - not machine pace.
So why drive yourself or your staff crazy? Why generate additional stress, anxiety and pressure, while setting yourself and/or your staff up to fail? DON'T! Research shows that employees are far more productive when they can operate at a reasonable pace without being overworked, and with appropriate breaks. The work still comes, so there needs to be another solution. There is.
Hire out a portion of the workload. Choose something that's mundane, like form letter requests for information, appointment confirmation calls, holiday or thank you cards, or digital transcription. It frees you or your staff up to do what is more important or requires a different level of knowledge. Or in the alternative, are there special projects that can be farmed out entirely, such as planning a sales meeting or special event; public relations functions such as writing and releasing press releases; generating newsletters; or a ghost writing project, blogging or updating your website?
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Ronnie Roll is a published author, regular columnist, and entrepreneur that provides support services that allow business owners to do what they do best - run their businesses.