Is your business totally dependent on you doing everything? Can you build your business to be sustainable without you? Why is documentation a direct link to scaling success?
In this podcast episode, LaToya Smith speaks with Connie S. Falls about how multitasking scares the money away and how to create sustainable systems.
- Write it all down
- Be honest with yourself
- How multitasking scares the money away
- Handling the finances of delegation
- Connie’s advice to private practitioners
Write it all down
The very first step to reorganizing your business, restructuring your systems, and getting your priorities straight is to write everything down.
Businesses don’t have emotions, they only have tasks. It’s only a list of things that have to be done. So when you [feel] overwhelmed, the business doesn’t feel overwhelmed, the business just needs more processes in place to scale. (Connie S. Falls)
Remove the emotions from business and focus on the tasks that need to be done.
- Write down everything that needs to happen within the business to make it run smoothly and scale successfully
- Write out exactly how you want things to be done
- Label which of these tasks you can delegate out and create systems for
- Only focus on what you need to focus on as the CEO
Be honest with yourself
You need to be honest with yourself about what you can do, and what you need help doing.
If you think you can do everything well, then you are either not prioritizing your time or you are close to burn-out.
Do not be nervous to delegate, because there are capable people out there who can assist you.
How multitasking scares the money away
Multitasking scares the money away … because guess what, there is no way you can give 100% to four different things, because that’s 400%, and there is only 100%. (Connie S. Falls)
You cannot do everything, and if you try to, then you are costing yourself precious energy and costing your business (and clients) precious money and time.
There is no clear balance in life, only priority, so prioritize what you need to do (and a little bit of what you want to do) and then document the rest to delegate it out.
Once you understand what your role is and you know exactly what’s under your job description, I only do what’s under my job description. And guess what, my team has permission to put me back in my place when I overstep my boundaries into their jobs. (Connie S. Falls)
Handling the finances of delegation
Many people are doubtful to delegate because they think that they do not have the financial capacity to hire and pay for a team.
However, the fact is that it is often a spending problem, not a budgeting problem.
I’m not telling everybody to go out and live in poverty but what I am saying is don’t make excuses. (Connie S. Falls)
Look at your finances – which daily habits and spending activities in your personal life is your business funding? Can you curb some unnecessary expenses for the sake of building your business?
Connie’s advice to private practitioners
Make your business sustainable so that it can continue to grow and exist without you.
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