I have the tool you need…absolutely free.
It’s my super-easy Google Sheet template that will help you stay organized, and delegate tasks to you Virtual Assistant or to your team exceedingly well (click here to grab it). It’s a little “how-to” solo-pisode that I’m really excited to have you listen to…I’ve been talking to A LOT of online entrepreneurs lately, especially with all the influence I’ve had from Jeff J Hunter and there are A LOT of you, entrepreneur or corporate, who just DON’T KNOW how to delegate tasks effectively.
Listen to this episode and I’ll give you some ways to simplify things, because here’s the thing…
and I hear it a lot…
- I don’t know how or what to delegate
- They don’t get it done quick enough
- How do I know what they’re working on?
You may be an online entrepreneur, you may be a Corporate Supervisor, a VP, even if you own a gym... I don’t care who you are, if you have HUMANS reporting to you there has to be an effective way to give them engaging work and to hold them accountable to getting it done on time.
If you don’t hold them accountable, you may be thinking you’re awesome, right? You’re like, “I’m not a micro-manager, people LOVE working for me!”
When you don’t manage your team appropriately, you get subpar work and chaos. This is amplified when you have a virtual team.
So what can you do about it?
Let’s start with WHAT to delegate. I’m constantly BLOWN away by the crazy stuff people work on, especially entrepreneurs who have SO MUCH BETTER things to do!!!
You don’t know what to give your assistant? You don’t know what a VA would work on if you hired one?
Let’s keep it simple…how about all the stuff you’re doing that frustrates you?
The stuff that’s just NOT the best use of your time. If you’re a Supervisor and you’re spending time formatting documents, don’t do that anymore.
If you’re spending time entering data, responding to silly emails, the list goes on and on…there are so many things you can get off your plate so you can focus on HIGH PRIORITY STRATEGIC work, or getting out there and selling your services.
I’m not going to exhaust my “what to delegate” philosophy so if you have questions hit me up in the Facebook group, Productive on Purpose (P.O.P.)
So let’s get to the real reason you’re listening…You want to solve the issue of how to delegate with ease. I struggled myself. I tried using some task management platforms and shared access with my Assistant. I gave some of my partners access to Asana and Trello and although it was ok, I found myself worried too much about setting the tool up rather than just getting it done and passing it on. That’s where my Google Sheet really simplifies things.
So if you’re looking to stop worrying about your assistants not getting things done quick enough or not knowing what they’re working on, or even NOT doing it like you would do it yourself, make sure you listen all the way through...
SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE
BOOKS & PODCASTS MENTIONED
- Episode 104 - The Art & Science of Failing Fast with Tom Sylvester
- Previously on Make It Snappy [1:12]
- Was Nick productive? [3:57]
- The One Thing Validation Post [5:30]
- Up next... [7:45]
- The Solopisode [11:10]
- Delegating with ease [13:30]
- Google sheet for delegating [15:00]
- The productivity hack [18:22]
- Deadlines time zones for VA [21:30]
- The last column [24:50]
- Email templates [27:15]
- Zooming with tasks [29:41]
- Download task sheet [31:00]
- The Snappy Challenge [31:50]
- Lessons learned [32:41]
- Next on Make It Snappy [34:50]
THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE
***THE SNAPPY CHALLENGE***
- Create your own google sheet and delegate a task (your first task). Using our template or you can make your own.
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