|Time Is Your Most Valuable Asset|
First, I just wanted to say thank you for all of the positive feedback I've been getting on this series.
Secondly, I'd like to point out (actually, my business partner, Jun Lee pointed this out to me) that the author of most of the content on this blog is me, Robert Schulz.
Now on to the topic for the day - Stop trying to re-invent the wheel.
I've been guilty of this myself more times than I can count. I'm sure you, like myself, have an overwhelming desire to be in total control over every aspect of your life and business. The reality of the situation is that successful people do not maintain control over every aspect of their lives or business - in fact, they hire others to take care of repetitive tasks, tasks that require special expertise, tasks that are just too time consuming, etc.
Successful people tend to make use of other people and leverage their abilities. This usually results in higher quality work, greater efficiency and more free time.
And what is wealth? Robert Kiyosaki and countless other authors and experts on success and wealth building define wealth as a measurement of time, not money. In other words, the more time you have the wealthier you are. Now that may not exactly apply to people who are homeless, but if you are working, and you were able to earn the exact same amount of money with less time working, you are wealthy since you can spend that extra time doing the things you love.
Back to the point now.
If you want to be successful you have to understand that you cannot know everything. That you do not need to know everything. You simply need to know how to find the people who do have the knowledge and skills you require and then put them to work for you. Then you will be able to find success, wealth and really become a business person.
What does this mean? Back to the title - Stop Trying to Re-invent the Wheel.
If someone knows how to do what you want done, then get them to do it for you so you can use your time for other purposes. Outsource everything you can.
Sure, outsourcing costs money, but with the explosion and spread of the internet, cheap, efficient and professional help is only a mouse-click away.
A great place to begin searching for people who can do specialized or repetitive tasks is Fiverr.com (or one of the various copy-cat websites out there). You can also place an ad on Craigslist for a virtual assistant - someone who can do some of the tasks for you and can also set out finding you other more specialized outsource workers to help you cover all aspects of your business.
Imagine the amount of time you could free if you were able to outsource everything?
Then you are wealthy! Then you are living the beach front life-style. It's not as hard as you think. I just takes that first step. Get comfortable with the concept by outsourcing small tasks. Give up your control a little at a time.
If you want to know more about outsourcing then check out this amazing course by Matt Lloyd - The OPT Formula (for those of you who do not know, OPT means "Other People's Time")
That's all for this post. I hope you got the point about letting go of some of the control and finding experts who can do the work faster and cheaper than you. Then you can begin to generate more income and have more time to do the things you want.