Learning How to Delegate

As I sit here with my house a mess and technical issues with one of my web sites I am beginning to understand why successful people (with and with out ADD) delegate responsibilities to others.

I hate cleaning my house so I can either spend my valuable time thinking about how I don’t want to clean it, begin cleaning it and get side tracked or discouraged, or I could actually hire somebody else to come in and clean it. I wonder what amazing things I could be doing with the time I spend thinking about how I don’t want to clean.

I’m a bit of a computer geek and enjoy most aspects of Internet technology. When it was time to upgrade one of my sites to a better server because it was beginning to get more traffic than my web host could handle I didn’t even think twice about doing it myself. Nor did I really take in to consideration how much time it was going to take me. Well 24 hours later the transfer still isn’t complete and I am so drained because things didn’t go as smoothly as I expected. There still a relatively minor issue that is going to take more of my time to fix too.

Again I wonder what else I could have done with my time if I delegated this to somebody else. It goes beyond my time equaling money. It’s also related to my own self-care. So it’s looks like I’m going to be trying to improve my delegation skills. The class The Art of Delegation that’s being held on Tuesday couldn’t come at a better time.

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