Did you know? Delegating 10% of your work to others can help you grow your coaching business by as much as 20%.
Delegation is one of the key skills that all leaders need to learn because the benefits will be huge to your business.
As a coach running your own business, you’re a high achiever. You’re someone who believes you need to do it all. Without properly delegating work, you’re likely to crash and burn. It happens, a lot and often, clients are at the end of their tether when they contact us.
According to a study carried out by the Australian Psychological Society, the statistics are all too real with 26% of Australians experiencing moderate to extremely severe symptoms of depression, and another 26% experiencing above-normal levels of anxiety. To help you get a grip on the stuff you should be doing and the stuff you shouldn’t be doing, we’ve called out 6 things that will help you.
1. Delegate routine daily tasks
There are tasks that are routine and occur on a daily basis that keep your business afloat. These routine tasks – diary management, scheduling appointments, booking talks, and venues are among some of the routine stuff you can delegate to someone else. Focus on things that really matter such as networking.
2. Delegate and don’t micromanage
When you’re working with professionals who’ve been in the industry for a number of years like I have (30+ years to be precise), I know how to get the job done. It’s why I’m the solutions architect for my clients. Part of delegating responsibility is trusting that you’ve delegated your work to someone who knows what they are doing. Here at JMJ, we have excellent processes and systems that enable us to help you do what you do best and as a result, we don’t need micromanaging. Calling, messaging, telling us how to do our job is not only unnecessarily stressful for us, it’s also stressful for you because you haven’t delegated properly.
3. Delegate tasks that you don’t know how to do
Clients are great at what they do, they all have super successful coaching practices but when it comes to doing the stuff they don’t know how to do, some of them (before they started working with JMJ) would spend hours, days and weeks trying to figure out how to do something they didn’t need to do. How to get their product online, streamlined, create that membership space, online course, newsletters or social media were just a few of the hurdles they would try to navigate only to find they were suffering from point 1.
4. Understanding what you need help with
28% of people cited poor communication as the primary cause of failing to deliver projects within their original time frames according to the Computing Technology Industry Association. You may be aware of the fact that you need help but you also need to be clear about what type of help you’re looking for. At JMJ we found that when our clients came to us, they didn’t really know what they wanted. All they knew was they had an itch that they couldn’t scratch. We helped them work out exactly what it was they needed help with.
5. Delegate so you can grow
Delegating just 10% of your work to JMJ can help you grow your business by more than 20%. If you’re looking for creative ways to work smarter not harder then delegating is certainly something you need to do. The benefits of delegating are clear. If you don’t have to do everything yourself, you’ll have more time to focus on the areas that are crucial to growing your business. Businesses that fail to delegate are stunted in their growth and often run out of steam earlier than their competitors.
6. Look at delegation as an investment
Many coaches might see delegation as taking money out of the business but nothing could be further from the truth. When you delegate to teams such as JMJ it’s not just business, it’s an investment. We ensure that the back-end of your business is running seamlessly and this is what gives you the edge. Delegation just might be the best thing to happen to your coaching business.
Why JMJ – EA for a Day?
We’ve been helping client’s build their coaching practices for 8 years. With a long list of clients in Australia and overseas we understand the type of help that coaches need with their business. Our clients’ service Ministry, Professional Services and C Level Executives around the world. We understand confidentiality and operate only with the utmost integrity, we walk the walk and talk the talk.
Contact us today and let’s talk about how we can best help you go for the win!