Delegation – in business & life, the art of holistic life-balancing
Do you love to take on new tasks and responsibilities?
Do you enjoy the fulfillment, appreciation (and even the glory) of reaching your goals, getting results, ensuring that things happen…. Perfectly?
Do you believe that you can do most things in your job/work/role better than anyone else can? Or does this come from a fear of failure…. Of being responsible for things “going wrong” (or of someone else doing them…. even better?)
When we are passionate about what we are creating and doing this spirit-infused energy carries along in the rapids of the initial rushes of enthusiasm. Yet, when the first flush of fulfillment subsides, the calmer waters also encourage us to look for the next growth destinations.
Is there the time, the space and the cash-flow to do it? Often we just do it ourselves at this stage, rather than engage the service and energy of another. So we flow on… putting in more and more time, love and energy to compensate as the river of abundance widens. And what happens?
So many of us lovely, entrepreneurial, creative people are walking around right now with far too much on their shoulders. We have been paddling to fast for too long and our bodies and minds are feeling it. Especially at the end of an Ibiza summer! This is increasingly stressful, creating emotional and physical tensions that, when they weigh too much, deplete our energy and impede our creative flow. If we are overburdened, we tend to feel easily overwhelmed, we may not be able to see the wood for the trees, or may feel that no-one else can help us if we ourselves cannot think and feel clearly.
7 steps for delegating for stress-free success
1. Write a list of the parts of your work, your business, your life-career that you love doing, being and creating
2. Write down all the tasks and responsibilities that frustrate you, that you do less than well, that you feel drain your energy
3. Reflect on 2. And look at the time/hours a week that this currently takes
4. Ask yourself – how much is THIS worth to me?
5. If I have this time and energy back for myself, how much more
6. And now, check within yourself, do you have any resistance to letting go?
7. Describe the qualities of the perfect person, to assist you in successfully filling this role.
As an entrepreneur myself, a Life and Wellness Coach, Yoga Teacher and Wellbeing specialist…. I should be able to manage my life perfectly…. Right? Well…. That would be in a life that never grows, or moves forward in anyway. Whenever there is motion, there is growth and evolution and change. This naturally creates new stresses and tensions as the opportunities arise. New tasks and challenges mean that every once and a while, we all need to sit down, to Just Stop! and to reflect, with the help of a professional coach, or trusted mentor or teacher, to map out our life and take stock of what really matters to feel purposeful and passionate about what we are doing.
So as a Coach and a teacher, I invite you to trust yourself to decide if following these tips feels important in your life right now, to help you rebalance and reharmonise: right!