You are surrounded by people who care. Even if you feel totally alone, I promise you, you are not. As social creatures, we depend on the contributions of others every day whether we consciously realize it or not. Nothing is done alone.
One of the biggest challenges of delegating is knowing who to bring in on the task. Keeping a cheat sheet of who you can rely on helps making this decision a heck of a lot easier.
Think of the people you know and trust, personally and professionally.
Write their names down on a piece of paper or in a note on your computer. This list could be filled with friends, family, colleagues, managers, your partner, your children, your handyman, your nanny, your personal concierge.
To really enhance its value, take it a step further and mark what each person’s skills and strengths are so you know exactly which tasks you can bring them in on.
Keep your list in sight as a constant reminder of how supported you truly are. Put it on your fridge or next to your computer monitor. These people are your support network, the folks you can delegate to and with whom you can be honest about your challenges.
The next time you uncover a task you’re ready to let go of, you can simply reference the list to see who may be the best fit.
Put it into action
Take 10 minutes to write the names of every person or company you trust and has shown to be reliable. Highlight what their specific skills are. Put this list in plain sight so you are reminded every day of how supported you are.
Then, pick a task from your to-do list that you wish you didn’t have to do and see who on your list may be a better fit. If you’re not sure who can do it, send it our way! We’d love to help.