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Delegating your Decision Making

When we think of delegation we often think of getting the ‘doing’ off our plates.

And yes, this is the first and most important thing to delegate. However, delegation extends far beyond this initial phase. It shouldn't stop there.

When navigating the 6 to 7-figure journey, one of the heaviest burdens we face is the sheer volume of decision-making required. From the overarching vision to the nitty-gritty operational details, our days are brimming with choices.

Consider the decisions surrounding our vision, goals, and strategies. Where are we headed, and what path will lead us there? Then there are the operational and project-related decisions—who's responsible for what, what tools should we utilize, and how do we discern the best options?

We also grapple with team-related decisions. Are our team members in roles that suit their strengths? Do we need to expand our team, and if so, who should we hire and where do we find them? And what actions do we take if someone is underperforming?

Financial decisions add another layer of complexity. Should we invest in a particular endeavor now or wait? Are our current investments yielding the expected returns? Do we need to adjust our expenses?

The list could go on indefinitely, but let's pause there. Just reflecting on it can be draining.

As your business grows there are more and more decisions to be made daily. And if ALL those decisions land on you then chances are you will experience decision fatigue.

We only have so much ‘energy in the tank’ to make decisions each day. And when the tank runs dry we either a) make poor decisions or b) stop making decisions period. That is decision fatigue.

It’s the reason why at the end of the day we can’t decide what we want for dinner - and end up having that conversation with our partner ("What do you want to eat?... I dunno - what do you want?... I don’t know either - you decide.... Ummmm") Perhaps you can relate?

It’s why Steve Jobs wore the same black turtle neck and jeans every day - because he didn’t want to waste a decision on what to wear.

But here's the truth: You don't have to navigate this journey alone.

If you're shouldering the entirety of decision-making in your business, it's a recipe for trouble—especially as you strive for 6 to 7-figure heights. You risk becoming the bottleneck, hindering growth and innovation.

Yes, you want to keep the bigger picture decisions on your plate - Your vision for what are we creating and why? Business models and new revenue streams. How do we want to grow this thing?

You really ought to consider stepping away from the day-to-day grind of making constant decisions about operations, team dynamics, projects, and all that stuff that drains your energy. That's where I come in as a Certified Online Business Manager (OBM). It's my specialty.

Your business thrives when you're able to focus your brainpower on big-picture thinking and serving your clients, not getting bogged down in the daily minutiae. Let's chat about how I can help lighten your load and free up your time. Shoot me a message, and let's discuss what this could mean for you.

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