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Emily Morgan, Founder and President of Delegate Solutions, hosted an insider’s workshop on how to improve your company. Emily acts as your speed coach to walk through step by step solutions to allow for delegation and automation to bring your company to the next level. Find out the importance of having good process and the wonders that it can have for scaling YOUR business to ultimately allow your company to run itself!
Happy Friday and welcome to the start of another beautiful month! I hope this gorgeous Fall season is treating you well. This time 12 years ago, I was about to have my son Nathan. As a mom, I remember the planning, the labor, the delivery and the sudden "parent" status - all of it a whirlwind experience. As an entrepreneur, bringing a new service or product line to market carries a similar weight for me. The excitement, joy, challenge and uncertainty all mirror my path into motherhood all those years ago.
Peace out summer! I turned 40 this summer, travelled around Europe and hit some really exciting milestones in my business; so it was a pretty epic summer for me! Hope you are sliding into Fall feeling equally as energized. There was no greater feeling for me than to be able to travel, completely disconnect and know that my team had things covered in my absence back at Delegate. Taking this break PROVED that it was possible. Nothing blew up, nothing came up that they couldn't handle and they happily rose to the occasion!
Inbox dread. We’ve all experienced it. After a weekend away, or even a lunch break, and you dread seeing your inbox filled again. Researchers at Carleton University recently reported business professionals now spend one third of their time at the office, and HALF of the time they work at home in their inbox. 30% of the time the emails were not important or urgent. That’s 11.7 hours spent at work and 5.3 hours at home — every week. I don’t know about you but I would gladly spend those 17 hours NOT in my inbox. Not only is it a drain on time it’s a drain on energy.
Apple Is Planning a New Low-Cost MacBook, Pro-Focused Mac Mini
Apple has announced a new lower cost laptop along with a professionally focused upgrade to the Mac mini desktop later this year. Apple typically releases new Macs in October following the launch of new iPhones. Apple experts believe that the company is planning to debut three new iPhones, Apple Watches with larger screens, and new iPad Pros later this year.
1 - Start small, build confidence. Focus on compartmentalizing larger tasks and projects into small parts to build your own confidence around delegation. Do you want to hand off your calendar scheduling?
Don’t get overwhelmed by the big picture of doing so; instead segment it out. Ask yourself which part of my schedule could be most easily delegated or automated? Perhaps a first small step is to deploy a scheduling tool for your internal team meetings only. Just this shift alone will help you add framework to your day by creating specific blocks of time you are available to meet, and it takes the back and forth out of when to meet. Grab the small wins! It still equates to time saved, and you’ll build confidence in this phase.
All entrepreneurs can remember back to the days when we had a 9-5 job, a boss, a steady paycheck and lots of PTO. We left that life behind in search of independence, risk with reward, and a spirit of “why can’t I?” So how is it that now instead we work 7-7, have to manage complicated staff relations ourselves, our paycheck is variable, and PTO is laughable at best? This “job” that we have created for ourselves is compromising our independence and what we fought so fiercely for.
Are you the bottleneck in your business that you can’t afford? Learn about the five types of bottlenecks below, understand their backstories and why they occur, and grab easy solutions you can deploy to help clear them from your business.