3 steps you can take to reduce your task list immediately

Ever get to the end of the week and feel you have accomplished a lot less than you thought you would?

Do you look around and see a mountain of tasks mounting and you think to yourself

“I’ll never get round to them”

Well, the good news is you’re not alone and there is help available!

Some people think that they must do everything alone, due to a number of different reasons;

– It’s an unnecessary expense to hire someone else to do something I can do.

– No-one can do it as good as I do

– I want to be in complete control

Any of this starting to sound familiar?

The truth is when you become so involved and try to do everything alone, you never seem to accomplish as much as you wanted to.

Did you ever hear the term,

“It takes team work to make the dream work.”

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you get the right TEAM of people around you to help turn your goals and dreams into your reality. Even more importantly it’s amazing how fast you can make things happen when you surround yourself with people who can help you complete the tasks that have been mounting up on your desk …. for how long now?

Lets look at how you spend your time during a normal week.

You should make 2 lists of all activities you complete during the week:
– What am I currently doing?
– What am I not doing?

If you are not getting the results you want on a week by week basis then it will become evident why during this exercise.

When you have your two lists you should easily be able to:
– group activities that can be done at the same time.
– Notice any activities that can be delegated
– create a weekly time schedule to enable you to complete all your desired tasks on a weekly basis, hence helping you to produce the results you want.

I want you to concentrate now on the step
“Notice any activities that can be delegated”.

This list usually contains items such as;

– Accounts / book keeping

– Social media marketing

– Housework

– Website

– Copywriting

– Customer service - booking appointments, setting up payments etc.

This list can go on and on depending on what you prioritise to be the elements of your business or career you deem to be critical for you to complete.

The first step has been completed – You know what tasks you can delegate.

Now you need some guidance on where to delegate them to, right?

There are 3 simple steps you can take straight away to help reduce your task list immediately.

1. If you don’t already have one – hire an accountant or a book-keeper.

I heard a great saying once that helped me change my perspective on this,

“If you don’t know how money works you’ll be working for money for the rest of your life” .

It’s important to be in control of your “figures”, but an accountant will be able to guide you in relation to how to get your money working for you. They will also have the expertise knowledge to get the tasks required done and be able to offer support and advice.

2. Hire a virtual assistant – or many of them.

We are very lucky to be part of a technological era in which we have access to people from all over the world offering their services to us in order to make our lives easier. Do your research and make sure you hire the right people with the right qualifications. There are amazing services available – Are you utilising them?

3. Hire a cleaner for your house.

Your down time should be filled with activities that you love to do with friends and family, not spending your time stuck in your house cleaning. I even know a cleaner who hires a cleaner to do her house! Makes sense right.

I wish you clarity to see the tasks you can delegate and the strength to hand them over to someone who can help.

To your continued success,

P.S. I’m here to help you figure it out if you need some extra support.. just book your complimentary Productivity Breakthrough call HERE and I look forward to helping you figure it all out and get your business moving in the right direction.

© Copyright Breda Stackpool, Breda Stackpool, is known as the 90 day coach, helping people to achieve more in 90 days than they have in the past year! She helps her clients set the foundations in their business so they can build empires, whatever that means to them. You can read more about Breda and how she helps her clients on www.prioritseyoursuccess.com

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