I’ve never been good at delegating. Back in high school, working in a group was one of my least favorite parts of class. Not because I didn’t like the other students, but because, in a lot of cases, I believed I could do things better and faster than anyone else. That’s a mentality I carried with me through college and into adulthood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Honestly, I feel a little ashamed to admit that, but a lot has changed recently. I wrote this week's blog post in hopes that in case you have the same mindset I used to, you can see how wonderful it is to let others take some of the work off of your plate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Learning to delegate and outsource some parts of our life was really hard for me. Turning to others for help with tasks that I’m capable of doing myself made me feel like both a failure and like I was privileged at the same time. I worried I was paying too much money for things I could do on my own and that we wouldn’t see the return on investment for outsourcing those tasks. I also worried that when others heard we had outsourced things, they would think we were incredibly well-off. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But once Jack was born, my time became much more limited. I realized that in order to get the work I needed to do done for the business, while still caring for a newborn, I was going to have to let others help me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And honestly, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was one of those people who never believed outsourcing was actually worth the cost. But now that I’m on the other side, I can attest that it’s well worth it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I really can’t do it all and, in a lot of cases, there really are some people who can do things much better than I can. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Head over to the post link in my bio to learn about a few of the things I’ve handed off to others this year.