What tasks should you Automate or Delegate?

Is there a difference between Automation and Delegation? What are your opportunities to automate or delegate Low Performance/Priority Tasks?

We now view driving a car as a low performance task. Why? Because we would all rather be doing something else. Texting is more important than driving, but driving is necessary. We’ve placed a higher value on tasks that we could be checking off our list instead of driving. However, the need to travel from point A to B hasn’t changed. Self driving cars will allow us to delegate a low performance but necessary task.

Relationships can’t be automated. You have to search for ways to free up your time so that it can be reinvested in your relationships.

You are the only one who can complete the High Performance/Priority tasks and do the heavy lifting.

Explain the Obvious: The Story of the Sower

The story of the sower is found in the new testament in the book of Matthew. It has severable variations, as most parables do, but this one applies best to real estate. My favorite adaption of this parable comes from Jim Rohn.

Remember, the sower was ambitious and the sower had good seed and he never stopped sowing.

Some Seed:

  • Falls by the wayside
  • Falls on rocky ground
  • Falls on thorny ground
  • Falls on good ground

You may not be able to do all that you find out, but make sure you find out all that you can do. -Jim Rohn

Take Action: Pick/find something you can do over the next 7 days that will help you become a better communicator.

There’s No Real Excuse

Responsibility: you assume command, you accept the consequences of your actions. Listen to Reynolds tell the story of Rick Sharp, the successful daytime TV actor from the 80’s. Rick blamed everyone for his problems and became an expert at avoiding responsibility.

By being prepared, you increase your chances of success, of seizing opportunities when they come your way. It’s in your own self-interest to stay on top of things. Just because you delegate something, you need to confirm its been completed, especially if it is going to affect your future.

A winner is big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, strong enough to correct them. – John Maxwell

Start taking full responsibility for the things that happen to you. Accept responsibility for your own destiny.

How Do You Win in The Thank You Economy?

thank youThis is a great question. The answer is Social Media. I receive friend requests on Facebook every week from people I’ve yet to meet in real life. The same thing happens on LinkedIn. Are they looking to add me as a contact or trying to make a connection with me? I’m interested in making connections.

The total quantity of contacts is secondary to the quality of connections you can build with social media. Sharing good content with a few quality connections on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram can help you retain and attract clients. Take the initiative in creating quality connections:

  • Post a “review” on a FB Business Page and they will be more inclined to post a “review” of your business.
  • Share a relevant “post” with a neighborhood page or an organization
  • Post a “review” on Google+

The benefits of doing this are amazing. Is it really that difficult to “shock” your clients by showing them how much you care? All of their information is online. How are you using it to win them over and create a following of raving fans?

You can start by using Print Studio………which I’ll explain in our next post.

How Much is Enough? Is The Best You Can Do, All You Can Do?

NO! What if we fell on the floor and did as many sit-ups as we could. Maybe all you can do is 5 before you say, “That’s the best I can do.” You facial expression will probably tell us that you are tired. But if you rest you can do a little more. REST, do a little more, REST, do a little more, REST, do a little more and you will eventually reach 50 sit-ups. 

How Do You Get Started? 

  • Do What You Can
  • Do The Best You Can
  • Rest Very Little

I love asking and getting asked tough questions. One of my favorite Jim Rohn questions is: 

How long do you want it to take to get really good at what you do?

The answer is NOT LONG. We should all be expected to double our value in a reasonable amount of time by making progress. Most people make REST an objective when it should be a necessity. The objective of life is to act. Take action now by doing what you can, the best that you can, and rest very little along the way. 

 

Jim Rohn was a world renowned Business Philosopher and this post is based on his writings.