Delegate, Automate or Eliminate

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“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” – Jessica Jackley

Delegate, Automate or Eliminate — Today’s post is short and sweet. Sometimes those are the best, yes!?

You see,?I’ve seen too many entrepreneurs follow this idea like it’s some kind of commandment:?“If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.”

Can you relate?

Imagine if you could delegate, automate or eliminate many of the tasks you’re not good at, or dislike… like booking appointments, marketing yourself or running errands. The result? Creating more time to do what you are best at, love and find important.

The key in delegation, is understanding and accepting that others simply won’t do it like you. So, get over it! Have standards, yet allow your team to run with it. ?When you do, what is possible in your personal productivity and life satisfaction? For real estate professionals, consider this as your JOB description:

  • Planning
  • Lead follow up
  • Appointment setting
  • Negotiations

Everything else delegate, automate or eliminate!

For automation consider “If This Then That.”??IFTTT is the freeway to get all your apps and devices talking to each other. Not everything on the internet plays nice, so IFTTT is on a mission to build a more connected world.

Consider letting go of some of the things so you can spend more time in your genius zone.?CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke, Business Consultants and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict recommend taking an honest look at how you are spending your time through a four-zone model.

What is your zone?

  • Zone Of Incompetence – you don’t do these things well. Better to eliminate, automate or delegate.
  • Zone of Competence – ?you can do these things but don’t like them much.?Better to eliminate, automate or delegate.
  • Zone of Excellence – you are very good at these things. They bring you success, but they don’t make your heart sing.
  • Zone of Genius – you absolutely love doing these things, you do them well and they give you the highest ratio of abundance and satisfaction to the amount of time invested.

What type of work places you in your genius zone? Do more of that! Then consider what can you delegate, automate or eliminate this week?

This week is YOURS, own it!

About the Author
Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of JP & Associates, a rapidly growing full-service real estate brokerage. He is focused primarily on expansion and productivity. He has invested nearly 20 years in understanding the inner workings of high performing real estate agents, teams, managers, and leaders in major markets across the world. In prior assignments, he served as a Business Coach, in progressive leadership capacities for the 5th largest US-based real estate brokerage firm; in sales and customer marketing leadership capacities for a major consumer goods company; and served a stint in the US Army, Medical Service Corp. He was later recalled to active duty during the desert storm campaign.

Mark is a father of 3, lifelong learner, Spartan and adventure athlete. He earned his MBA from California State University and a Behavioral Change Certification from the National Association of Sports Medicine. A number of years ago he decided to make "One Helluva Move" and not play it safe, and since then in his spare time he has climbed the world’s tallest free-standing mountain - Kilimanjaro; completed the Spartan tri-fecta, the LA Marathon and the world-famous Iowa border to border RABGRAI ride among other crazy adventures.

0 responses to “Delegate, Automate or Eliminate”

  1. Stephanie Geronimo says:

    AWESOMENESS! A much needed reminder! Moving towards my genius zone now!

  2. Jonathan Garza says:

    Love the contrast of some of excellence vs zone of genius Mark. So many forget that happiness in what we do is just as important at doing something we are good at. Great stuff!

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