149: Guilt-Free Delegating

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149: Guilt-Free Delegating

Some people tend to think of delegating tasks as a way to free up some of their time. While it certainly does achieve this, it also empowers those around you to take ownership of their responsibilities while strengthening the camaraderie of the team. In today’s episode, I talk with Susan, an overwhelmed mom of four, teacher and caregiver of her ill mother. We chat about the steps she’s already taken to start delegating and how she can continue to delegate even further without feeling like she’s nagging. I emphasized the importance of creating a shared vision, setting expectations, and mapping out exactly what those expectations look like to those around us.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Getting comfortable with the idea of delegating tasks to others
  • Carving out space for yourself, no matter how busy you feel
  • Setting expectations and mapping them out to others
  • Letting people take ownership over their assigned tasks and creating a shared vision
  • How to successfully delegate tasks to others

What To Do Next:

  • Download my free framework for how to delegate tasks to others. Use it to start to delegate tasks in your personal and work life to free up some more of your precious time. 
  • Take part in the virtual book club for my book, The Joy of Missing Out. If you haven’t already picked up your copy, head to joyofmissingout.com or your favorite retailer.

Resources and Links

Today’s episode has been brought to you by, well me essentially and my company Inkwell Press. Now, right now we have one of our biggest sales of the year going on. It’s our, we don’t do Black Friday Sale because here’s the truth. Part of the reason why I love owning my own business is it allows me to take a stand and Black Friday is one of those things that I take a stand against. You see, my team is filled with a lot of amazing women, women who have families, women who want to enjoy the holiday, and I find that if you have a Black Friday sale, which for many companies is their biggest day of the year, it means that your employees, your team has to come back to work. And for me, Thanksgiving is a time for us to focus on our families. I want to focus on my family.

I want my team to focus on their families as well. I don’t do Black Friday sales. I don’t do anything that takes away family time. One of my core values is family first and that is true at home. It is also true in my business and I hold fast to that. Yes, every business coach has told me I’m walking away from a big opportunity, but I can tell you this, life isn’t about the hustle and it sure isn’t about the money. I never want to be someone who runs my business on the bottom line of how much money I can make. I want to be a business that puts family first, first for me and first for my employees. There’s no Black Friday sale at Inkwell Press. When you’re looking for me on Black Friday, I’ll be with my family, eating too much, laughing with my family and maybe even taking a nap. It is Thanksgiving after all.

But I know that you all enjoy the fun of shopping a sale and in the spirit of the holiday season, we don’t have a black Friday sale going on right now. One of our biggest sales events of the year. If you’re like me and you want to put family first, this is your sale this year. I think you’re really going to like it because we really do offer some of our greatest discounts. Simply head to inkwellpress.com and you’ll see all the discount details there.

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Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton