I have hired someone to help me with some of the tasks I do on a daily basis, and I am freaking out, in a good way. Well, it’s my first time delegating tasks, which is a great thing, because it means I’m doing well.
But it’s also my first time hiring someone because I am a control freak. Well, I am not that bad. I’m pretty nice actually. I like to believe that I am nice. I also have high standards. And I hold myself to those high standards.
This means that I have a hard time trusting someone else to do the same job as I have done. This is silly because there are lots of people out there, who can do a much better job of things than I can.
A million times better.
And that’s what I am noticing with this new hire.
Others Can See Things That You Will Miss or Can’t See at All
As soon as I hired this man to do my Instagram, and YouTube work, he was brimming with ideas on how to improve the way I do things.
Amazing!! I was so relieved actually because I imagined that he wouldn’t care about my blog, my channel, my Instagram, as much as I do, which is quite silly.
I know, that whenever someone has hired me for a job, I would put way more attention to the things I do for them than I do for myself. So why wouldn’t others be the same? Well, they are. Some of them, anyway.
So this individual has come in all gung-ho and wanting to improve things.
And I actually felt a little bit weepy at first, because I have been handling all my work all by my lonesome self for so long that it’s nice to have someone else taking over the load. It’s quite a relief.
I feel like a burden is off my shoulders. A huge one. A burden I didn’t even know was on my shoulders.
How could I not have felt this burden? How did I carry it for so long, without realizing it? Why didn’t I think about hiring anyone else for so long? What was I thinking?
There’s no way one person can handle it all. It’s insane for me to think that I could.
Two Sets of Eyes Are Better Than One – Delegating Tasks Works
Having been the only person who looked at my work, and my Insta, for so long, I am sure I have gotten stale with it. In fact, I’m sure I have gotten stale with it, and the results show that.
I am getting wimpy, lukewarm results, if any.
This is why I wanted to bring someone new in and I’m so glad I did.
I’m so happy and excited for this, because this new individual can come with a fresh pair of eyes, and fresh set of ideas, and revamp things, so that they aren’t so boring anymore.
So that my viewers, my readers, and my followers can start feeling the fresh whiff of delight again. Oh, I can’t wait for that.
But again, it took me a lot to get here, but why? Why was I so afraid? And why did it take me so long? Why is there this thing inside women or people in general, that they can do it all on their own?
Delegating tasks is a good thing, people!
I Imagined That I Was Admitting Defeat by Hiring Someone
For some reason, I have this notion in my head that I am admitting defeat if I start delegating tasks. My family is filled with Type-A personality, overworking, workaholics, who think work is some sort of religion.
If you ask for help in my family, it’s akin to admitting defeat, or weakness, or a terrible disease. All of which are looked down upon.
Thus, I took on the idea that I had to do it all by myself, and if I didn’t then I was a good-for-nothing buffoon who doesn’t deserve anything good.
Of course, as you can imagine, this was wrong thinking and I am trying my hardest to change it. Change it fast, because if I don’t, I am going to end up burning out, exhausted, and with some stress-related illness.
I am going down the same path that my parents did.
I want to do something different. And that different path starts with hiring someone to help me with the tasks that are easy to offload to someone else.
I’ll still be working on the strategic and marketing plan, but the repetitive daily tasks are going to be delegated to someone else. Hallelujah!
I’m so excited, that I wanted to share this good news with you!! I can’t wait to see what fruits this decision will bear in the future. Stay tuned for regular updates!