We are creatures of community, designed to live and work in teams. I recognize the value of other people in my life and let go of the idea that I should be able to do everything on my own.
I find it easy to delegate tasks in order to manage my time more effectively and achieve my greatest possible level of productivity.
On a good team, our different talents and skills allow us to complement each other. Together we are more dimensional and can achieve more. I take advantage of this fact and use it to my best possible good.
However, I pick my delegates carefully. I choose those who are reliable, hard working, and can take a task and run with it. I choose those who are honest and trustworthy.
When I hand off work to others, I know I can trust that it will be done and done well because I have put thought and care into the selection of my team.
Once I delegate my tasks, I let go of the need to keep my thumb on every page. I have confidence in the people around me. I make sure they are fully aware that I am available to them should they need me, but I free them toÂ complete the task at hand.
1. Do I hang on to the idea that I need to do everything myself? If so, why?
2. Have I surrounded myself with a reliable team?
3. What part of my current workload could I delegate in order to achieve greater productivity?