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Delegating work is about doing these three things really well: 1) Matching the task to the right person to do it; 2) Defining what you want done, including what the outcome of the task should be and 3) Consistently following up as needed, using the “trust but verify” technique to ensure work is getting done. Most people have a hardest time with #3, the follow up.
Running a business is as much about delegation as it is about doing things yourself. Why? Because you have to let go to grow. Every time in my career that I’ve reached a point of expertise and competency, I’ve taught others to do the work and moved on to bigger and better things. And every time I did this, I reached places I never dreamed I would go. However, I also found myself asking the same questions.
In short, the secret to a successful business is to stick with what you’re good at [whatever that may be] and delegate the rest. Trying to take on every component of your business will stretch you too thin and prohibit you from moving forward.