The Hidden Superpower – Outsourcing
Have you ever looked at your to do list and dreaded your day because of it?
You do know that you don’t have to do what you don’t want to….don’t you?
I’m here to talk about the power of outsourcing, and how you can utilise this within your business to really make a difference to your productivity and your day.
When you started your own business you had a vision in mind of doing what you love or what you have specific skill sets in. We are never told about the million other things we have to do to run a business. Alongside this you may not enjoy the administration side of running a business, or the marketing element, or the networking options….. the list is endless.
Have you ever stopped to think about outsourcing those gremlin tasks within your to do list to a fellow freelancer or business who’s niche is the exact task? This will give you the results you need, without the headache. There are many other reasons to showcase why outsourcing is a positive and powerful tool that you can use within your business:
You will gain back time
This is something that you don’t know you are missing until you start to outsource. Time is the most valuable thing we have as we cannot get it back once we have given it away or used the day. What would you give for a few more hours? In those hours you could grow your business, improve your latest product, or even have some more time at the end of the day for the things that you enjoy in life. More time means more opportunity.
You will get the exact results you are looking for
When you outsource a specific task to an individual or a business the results that you will receive will be exactly what you were looking for. Often the results can even outweigh your expectations! This is because that task that you loathe that business or individual loves and has the correct skill set and resources to accomplish to a high level of detail.
You will be more motivated
If you start the day, week or project knowing that you will not enjoy everything that needs to be accomplished your motivation will start to disappear. Dread and uncertainty around your work or day can cause your motivation to appear distant. It can have a severe effect on your mental health alongside any business concerns too. When you outsource you ensure that those tasks are completed, thus immediately improving your motivation.
You will gain increased productivity
If you remove those tasks on your to do list that you can outsource you are immediately improving your productivity. Those tasks have a certainty of completion, and it leaves you to work on everything that you started business to enjoy. A boost in productivity is also a mood booster, and can help when your motivation is low (it all makes sense now doesn’t it?)
You can do what you love
When you are looking at a long to do list, full of tasks and projects, do you ever forget why you started your business in the first place? It happens to the best of us. In reality though, there is someone who can complete those things you despise for you. This allows you to concentrate on why you start the business.
“The important thing about outsourcing or global sourcing is that it becomes a very powerful tool to leverage talent, improve productivity and reduce work cycles” – Azim Premji
Try it, find something that you can outsource. Then think about what you can do with that time, and how that will benefit you or your business.