Delegation allows you to do more, plain and simple. If you want to advance professionally, you need to scale your impact, and this is one of the best ways to do it. Mastering this skill will pay off for years and decades to come.
- Delegation allows you to do more, plain and simple. No one ever said it was easy though. You have to identify exactly which tasks you can outsource, break them down into meticulously detailed steps, find someone to hand them off to, train them up, and then get comfortable with the idea that they might screw it up anyway. That's why so many professionals never bother to delegate. Of course, the alternative is that they burn themselves out trying to do everything by themselves. And, they limit their career progression because there's only so much one human being can do.
To scale your career, you have to learn to scale what you can accomplish and that can only be done by enlisting other people to help. If you can get comfortable with it and good at it, especially early in your career, that gives you a massive competitive advantage you can leverage for years and decades. Take the first step. Spend the next week or two writing down every task that you do just to get a sense. Then, you can begin to ask yourself, do you really need to do it all or might there be someone who's help you can enlist? If there is, start small.
Pick one tiny project or task. Write down every single step so clearly that anyone could follow it. Make sure you have a system in place to communicate and track progress. See what happens. It may feel cumbersome at first, but if it goes well and you get comfortable flexing the delegation muscle, it could be a game changer for you and your career.