Running a business can be both rewarding and stressful. Over the years – my biggest stress is that I could (and still can) be the bottleneck with projects which then causes even more stress. Wildly enough – I learned one of the most important lessons that has helped me run a business from PTA training.
“When you get any task/communication from someone else – you need to do one of three things: do it, delegate it, or dump it.”
- Do it:This task is important now.
- Delegate it: This task can be done by someone else. Let me be more effective doing something else – knowing someone else can take this on.
- Dump/Delete it: This task is not important and I am not going to let it sit in my list of things to do/inbox.
By doing one of these three things each time with your tasks – you can easily get through your list of things to do while making you more effective.