Have you ever experienced burnout? I would bet that just like me you go through phases of eating a particular food but after a while, you think to yourself “I don’t even want to look at another one of these, much less eat it!”
That’s what happened to me and design. I reached the point of design burnout and I didn’t even want to look at another design. I felt sluggish when I even attempted it.
Luckily when I was fresh out of college I learned a valuable lesson about delegation. In that moment when I was feeling sluggish and I didn’t want to keep doing this I thought to myself, “If I could find somebody who can do the parts of the business that I don't enjoy, then I could focus on the parts that I do enjoy.”
Man, was I right!!!
I tried it and when it worked I felt like I found a pot of gold! I felt like I could breathe! I was ready to keep going forever.
That is why I tell entrepreneurs that when they are struggling to keep going, the very first step should be to bring somebody else onto their team. The person you bring on will enjoy the work you don’t and they’ll probably do it better than you would.
Some reasons for hiring out and delegating the tasks that are holding you down are that it helps with avoiding burnout and it allows you to take much-needed breaks. Mastering delegation and hiring out leads to growth in one way or another.
In this episode, I give you the recipe for hiring out for the very first time. These 5 steps will help you know the whos, the whats, and the hows of getting started and eventually finding a team of amazing people to back you up.
What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
- The mindset that can keep you from having success
- The psychology behind letting go and growing
- The 5 step recipe to finding the right person for your team