One of the best ways to leverage our time is to find people who are willing to do things we’re not good at or things we should not be doing.
In order to do our best work, we have to be willing to spend more time doing our highest-value activities and find ways to reduce the amount of time we spend doing low-value activities.
As a business owner, low-value activities may include:
- Doing administrative work such as checking emails, checking invoices, paying bills etc.
- Booking travel.
- Going to the post office.
- Updating social media accounts.
- Shopping for office supplies.
There are many more things that could be added to the list. One activity that is worth doing is to make note of all the activities we do during a typical week and how much time we spend doing them. Then we can calculate how much it’s costing us each week to do those activities and whether it would be more beneficial to hire others who could do those activities better and quicker than us.
This is where having a team is vitally important. In today’s world, there is no need to have staff members work in the same office or space as us. With all the tools available now, having a virtual team can be a much better and cheaper option for most businesses.