How to Achieve Life Balance
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Time Management: Automation vs. Delegation
“Look at all the things you’re controlling in your life. Why does that have to be you? It’s one of the most profound questions in all of achievement. Why does that have to be you? Who said that had to be you?”
You may have heard a lot about automation and delegation. Learn the importance of doing both and how they can take your productivity to the next level!
“You need to look at all the things you’re controlling and ask, ‘What if I removed, automated, or delegated that?'”
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If you’re doing it all, you’re doing it wrong. Here’s how to use automation and delegation so you can focus on the things that really move the needle forward!
I’m always trying to automate. Automate. How can I automate a process that matters to me? So for many of who you know, books matter to me. So we automated the process of selling books just all day long. We’re just selling hundreds or thousands of books. I’m here, hundreds of thousands of books are going to be sold all around the world. I don’t have to do anything. We set it up. I automated that process with online tools and with the team. And so, you got to figure out what are the processes that matter the most and can you set them up to just run? Versus you maintaining it, someone else maintaining it or a system to automate it. So top performers are always automating those things.
My yoga friend said, “Oh my gosh, I’m so busy and under water.” I said, “What do you have to do?”
“Well, I got to do this and this and this.” Turned out she was going to Costco every Saturday spending two, three hours at Costco because you got to go up every aisle. If you did not know, I’m not allowed there anymore. My wife took me one time and she was like, “Never again.” I went up every aisle. I need to know what’s in there, man. Oh my God. I got to go up every single aisle. I’m the worst. You want to go shopping with me to get blueberries? Oh no, I’m going to go look up at everything. Look at the packaging on this. Oh my gosh.
I told you I’m easy to distract. She’s like, “You are not going.”
I walked in there. I said, “Look at all these things we need.”
She goes, “We don’t need any of those.”
I said, “But look at that TV. It’s bigger than ours.”
“But our TV is fine.”
I’m like, “But they have one.” I’m a terrible shopper. I’m totally not allowed to do that.
I can’t tell you what it is, but you already know. And how can you automate things that they’re running and running and running? Back to the story of the woman at Costco. She’s there every Saturday. I said, “What are you doing there?”
She said, “Well, I have to go buy all the supplies for my four yoga studios.”
I go, “Do you own the four yoga studios?”
She goes, “Yeah, I do.”
“Do other people work there?”
She goes, “Yeah.”
I say, “Well, why do you have to go get the supplies? Why don’t you send somebody?”
“I can’t ask people to do that.”
“Do you pay them?”
“Well, yes I do.”
“Well, what’s going on with you?”
Why do you have to control what you are controlling?
Maybe write it down. Why do I have to control what I’m controlling?
Look at all the things you’re controlling in your life. Why does that have to be you? It’s one of the most profound questions in all of achievement. Why does that have to be you? Who said that had to be you?