Have you ever wondered how successful people seem to get so much done? They seem to effortlessly move from task to task and activity to activity without missing a beat. Successful people utilize outsourcing to get it all done. I’m going to share with you three reasons to outsource your goals and how they will give you back some time.
If you aren’t the Expert
When it comes to my goals I try to outsource as many things as possible to people who are experts in those areas. When it comes to health and fitness I found an online training and nutrition program that I like and let them make all of the decisions on how I approach my health and fitness. No more wasting time reading online about the latest diet fad or exercise fad.
I pay $50 a month and I get daily emails that help me build healthy habits. That’s less than $2/day for an expert in health and nutrition to help me accomplish my health and fitness goals. I still have to do the work, but the effort of determining what to do is completely outsourced. I just have to read and do. EASY.
If you need Time
Some outsourcing is a simple trade for more time. I could wash and iron my dress shirts, but by paying someone else to do that task for me it frees me up to write blog posts, run, hang out with friends, spend time with Courtney, or just relax. Think about all of the tasks you may have on your plate that aren’t moving you closer to your goals. Pick a couple of them and try outsourcing them and replacing that time with activities that WILL help you with your goals.
If you tried before and Failed
I’m a DIY guy at heart. I like trying new things and sometimes prefer not to outsource something that will allow me to exercise that part of my personality. There are only so many times I’m willing to try and fail at something before I call in someone else. We remodeled a bathroom this summer in our home, I felt comfortable with doing the work on every single item except for replacing the closet flange on the toilet drain.
I tried to replace it myself and almost cost us hundreds of dollars in repairs before I admitted my failure and called a plumber. There is no shame in outsourcing something that you are not good at, especially if you have failed several times.
Questions to Ponder
Do you need to explore outsourcing more in your life? What are somethings you do currently that you aren’t an expert in, that waste time, or that you failed at and really need a hand?