As a new coaching practice, you probably spent the better part of your days doing everything in your business, right? In the beginning of any business, this is usually the case! But, at a certain point, it may be time to delegate and find support.
Depending on where you are in your coaching practice, this could come sooner than later. The best thing to do is to prepare and be ready for when it happens. If you’re all in on your coaching practice, the fact of the matter is that it will happen before you know it.
Here are four sure-fire ways to know that it’s definitely time to hire help!
1. You’re too busy to do everything.
The majority of business owners can relate to being busy. But is it to the point that you are unable to complete everything?
Chances are, you started your coaching practice because you were called to do something more and you felt the need to help others. You also teach your clients to approach everything with wellness in mind.
So, when you start feeling like you’re running on empty, doing everything day in and day out, it’s time to check in with yourself and dole out that same advice you coach your clients on, to yourself! Once you start pushing your own boundaries, it will become super apparent that you need to outsource.
2. There are tasks you really dislike doing.
Think about how much you love, are indifferent to or even dislike a particular duty. If you are leaning hard towards dislike (or even feel more strongly negative toward a task), consider having someone else take over.
As with anything in life, there is always going to be a time when we don’t love a task. Sure, at home we might suck it up because the laundry and the dishes won’t do themselves! But even then, you might have a rotating schedule with your family, or, you might be outsourcing that out to a regular cleaning service.
The same goes for our businesses.
After all, if you’re stuck doing a task you dislike, you might drag your feet on it and as a result, it will take that much longer to complete, taking away time from a task that lights you up. That extra time might just move the needle forward in your coaching practice.
3. You’re not able to complete certain tasks as well as needed.
Your coaching practice is something near and dear to your heart, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to excel at every part of the business aspect of it. But guess what? That’s ok!
The good news is that we all have our own ‘zone of genius’ and your coaching practice will be much better off if you focus on yours and outsource what isn’t. There are plenty of capable people who can pick up where you might fall short.
Recognizing what you’re great at as well as where you need more support, is what will make you a standout business and coaching practice.
4. It’s more expensive to complete a task yourself than by someone else.
Ever find yourself stuck in perfection paralysis? It happens to the best of us, especially when you’re running your own business. Are you taking so long to complete a task that it’s holding back other parts of your business?
A good way to gauge this is by looking at how much time a certain job takes you versus how long it would take someone that specializes in that field. Your time could be spent in other areas that you know you can move at a faster pace, and that need you to as the CEO of your business.
It may never feel like “the right” time to outsource financially, but just remember that it’s another investment in yourself. If these four things are holding you back, it’s costing you both time and money.
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