Isn’t it curious that people who wouldn’t hesitate to hire an expert for many things will still try to do it all themselves in their businesses?
Most of us don’t try to do our own auto maintenance. Some of us wouldn’t dream of looking for a home to buy without the assistance of a realtor – and we certainly wouldn’t try to fund the purchase without a bank or mortgage broker.
Why do we think we can handle our own marketing, our own writing, our own bookkeeping, our own filing? And if we are really telling the truth, don’t we often procrastinate on those jobs – so that we are hopelessly behind on them? Then we feel bad, and think there must be something wrong with us – we are overwhelmed and can’t keep up with everything.
Everything goes faster when done by an expert.
How many of us know, just plain know, how important it is to build that database and follow up with all our contacts? And yet, how many of us are really doing it as it is meant to be done?
What do you think could happen if you hired someone (part time) to make phone calls for you? to set up appointments for you? to maintain your database, entering new contact information for you? to keep up with your filing? to do your bookkeeping? to run errands?
I don’t know about you, but I am only paid when I am meeting new contacts, making presentations, and working with clients. I am not paid to file, keep the books, do the marketing. And I sometimes try to do it myself – and then I remember I don’t get paid for that!
Do yourself and your business a favor – find at least one person who will take some part of this on for you. I bet you will be shocked and amazed at how easy life can become with you are working with a team.