Growing Your Business With Effective Delegation

Feb 8, 2021

 “I’ll just do it myself, because at least I know it got done and got done right.”

Ah, the famous last words of an exhausted entrepreneur.

If you are anything like me, you’re probably extremely passionate about your business. I mean, this is your dream that you built from the ground up. So you put in long hours, probably skip a meal here and there, and double-check (or triple-check that everything is always perfect). This is most likely driven by the inability to let go of the steering wheel because you can’t bear to see your business fail or stall.

So you go about your day, preoccupied with the stress of day-to-day tasks, while also somehow finding time to work on business planning and growing customers. It can be a struggle to balance strategic responsibilities and operational tasks. And let’s be honest, you’re probably spread a little too thin… which doesn’t benefit your business (or your health).


At the end of the day, the success of your business simply can’t rest on just your shoulders. If you truly want to grow yourself and your business, you have to learn how to trust others, and delegate.
So if you’re exhausted, overworked, and putting off tasks that aren’t deemed as important, what is really stopping you from delegating?

5 Reasons Business Owners Hold Back on Delegation

The Need To Be In Control

Most business owners are afraid to give up control because they have this fear that people they hire will not measure up to their expectations. They fear that the failure of others will cause their business to fail. And if they’re a perfectionist (which they probably are) they think it’s easier to do the work themselves. Or they might think that their work is better than others, which isn’t always the case. Especially if you’re spread too thin or multitasking.

They Don’t Know How To Delegate
Because most business owners are experts in their field, they just don’t know how to delegate to others. They tend to focus on what they know best: turning their unique expertise into a business. And that results in them overlooking other aspects in running the business well.

They can be led to the wrong presumption that their business can operate solely on their expertise, forgetting that there are important business activities that need to be done. For example, the most commonly delegated or outsourced business tactic is social media management. Most company leaders just don’t know the ins and outs of social media marketing, but it truly is a necessity in growing a business.

Yet, they continue to simply push it aside “until next quarter” instead of delegating the task.

They’re Too Busy To Delegate
This is the excuse that makes me laugh the most, because of the constant cycle it creates. Owners think they are too busy to delegate when delegating is the only thing that will help them NOT be so busy. See what I mean?

Owners who are constantly running around trying to do far too many tasks will have a difficulty finding the time to hire, train, and onboard others. Because when onboarding someone to their business, you need to invest time to train and guide the new hire. It can be tedious, time consuming, and frustrating to do, but at the end of the day it will significantly free up your time.

You just have to dedicate the time and energy to do it to benefit you and your business in the long run.


It’s Too Costly to Delegate

Some business owners claim that hiring another person to do the work they can do, is costly, and they cannot afford it. Why hire someone else when you can barely pay for yourself? Their mindset is that whatever extra funds the business makes, it should go right back into building the business or to their pockets.

But what if I told you, that there was a way to delegate tasks to a capable virtual assistant for only $5 an hour? I probably have your attention now, don’t I?

I have built my business by effectively delegating tasks to a capable team of 20 virtual assistants that have helped me grown my revenue consistently every month.

They Don’t Know Where Or How To Start
Business owners who are so focused on running their business alone, often get buried by a mess of their own creation. With little room to process things, they can feel lost in deciding where to start delegating and how. They barely have the mental capacity to figure out WHAT they need to delegate, let alone HOW to do it effectively.

But whether you accept it or not, as a business owner, the only way to grow your business is to effectively enlist the help of others through DELEGATION. Not only will it help you get your time and sanity back, it will also help you grow your business and consistently generate revenue.

If your interest is peaked (even in the slightest) download my FREE mini-course to get started and see how I can help you get your sanity back.