How To Double Your Hours

You’re workload is limited by the amount of hours you have available.

If you could increase the number of hours,  you could increase your productivity.  One hour of your effort achieves one hour of results.

Delegate a task and one hour of effort can achieve several hours of results.
  • You have your own skills and abilities, other people have theirs, make effective use of both.  Stick to what you’re good at and let other people do what they’re good at.
  • If you’re working long hours and have taken on too much this could be a sign that you need to delegate.
  • If you’ve exhausted your resources dealing with a particular problem – ask for help.
  • If you’re a perfectionist – ask for help before it’s too late and you get stressed out, overwhelmed trying to create a ‘perfect’ solution.
We tend to just get on and do things - keep ourselves busy, moving forward, juggling work, life, children, partners, friends and family.  Here in the UK, we’re much more likely to soldier bravely on and not admit that we could actually do with a helping hand.

You won’t be able to delegate everything.  There are always going to be certain tasks you need to keep control of or that only you can do.

You might be quite happy to let someone else help you out and do some of you work or you might have trouble letting go of parts of your workload.  Some people find it easier to delegate than others.

Delegate the right tasks, at the right time to the right people.

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