Biting off more than you can chew has happened to us all. It could be that you don’t have the qualifications to follow through – or a strong commitment to some of the tasks involved.
You may have a talent that you’re sure you can execute – but you may also have a dislike of other tasks that are necessary to what you want to accomplish. Financial planning may excite you because you’re good at it, but you may hate to write reports.
When a dreaded task threatens your progress in a goal you want to achieve, it’s time to find a solution. In most cases you can either delegate or outsource. For example, if you hate to mow the lawn, there are probably many teens or lawn services that could do the job.
The CEO of a large company doesn’t have to speak to everyone who calls – his or her secretary or executive assistant can filter the calls, making sure only the important ones get through.
Outsourcing has become a preferred method that online entrepreneurs use for various tasks. A job title called Virtual Assistant, was spawned from the necessity of those with online businesses to let go of some of the smaller tasks that can easily be performed by someone else.
Also brick and mortar companies are finding outsourcing to be a viable alternative to making space and doing all the paperwork required when hiring employees. Overhead costs go down and production usually goes up.
When you make plans for anything, whether it’s a goal to start an online business or to go on a round-the-world excursion, think of ways you can minimize the stress that’s put on you.
A travel agent can take care of reservations and most anything else for a planned trip – or an online business plan can include the services of a bookkeeper. If you can’t yet afford to outsource or delegate, make sure you can handle the tasks you dislike as well as the ones you enjoy.
Included in the plan should be a sub-plan that addresses how you’re going to handle the dreaded tasks. For example, you could designate these tasks to be done first thing in the morning to get them over with so you can turn to something you do enjoy.
If you don’t think you can handle or know how to perform some of the tasks necessary to carry out your plan, it’s essential that you find a way to make it work. Perhaps a volunteer in your family or friends could help for awhile until you’re able to pay.
After you include and are confident about being able to fully carry out the plans you have in place, you’ll be able to stay focused on the areas of your plan that you’re excited about and give it the time it deserves.