Special Guest on the
Leader's Lab Podcast
Julia Nepini is a clinical and forensic social worker who owns a counseling practice as well as a consulting business where she helps clinicians start, grow, and diversify their private practices.
Julia is sharing with us today that a fulfilling and balanced life is possible as a social worker while earning a living that can exceed your expectations.
So you may be wondering, how can you achieve that ever-so-coveted work-life balance?
Want to Create a Work-Life Balance as a Business Owner?
Are you a business owner struggling to find a work-life balance? If so, you're not alone. According to a recent study, nearly 60% of small business owners say they don't have enough time for themselves or their families.
You're constantly pulled in a million different directions, and it feels like there's never enough time in the day to get everything done. If you want to create a more balanced life, you need to learn how to delegate.
By delegating tasks to others, you can free up some time for yourself. But delegation can be difficult, especially if you're used to doing everything yourself.
Here are three tips on how to delegate effectively:
1. Define the task.
The first step in delegating is defining the task that needs to be completed. Be clear about what needs to be done. Be as specific as possible so that there's no room for misunderstanding.
When you delegate a task, it is important to ensure that the person you are delegating it to understands the task fully. This means taking the time to explain the task in detail and answering any questions that they may have.
If the person you are delegating to does not understand the task, it is likely that they will not be able to complete it correctly. This can cause problems down the line and may even lead to the failure of the project as a whole.
The last thing you want is for them to come back to you with questions. Once you have clearly defined the task, you can then move on to choosing the right person for the job.
2. Find the right person for the job.
As a business owner, it's important to find the right person for each task in order to create a work-life balance. Not everyone is good at every task, so it's important to find someone who has the skills and temperament to complete the task effectively.
This means finding someone who is competent and capable of completing the task at hand. It is also important to find someone who is willing to take on the responsibility of the task.
The best way to find the right person for the job is to ask around and get recommendations from others. Another option is to post the task on a website or online forum and let people bid on it as a contractor/freelancer and work with them that way.
3. Set expectations and deadlines.
Once you've delegated the task, it's important to set expectations and deadlines so that the person knows what is expected of them and when it needs to be done by.
Setting expectations and deadlines ensures that the task is completed in a timely and efficient manner, and you will be able to hold those accountable who are responsible for completing the task.
Furthermore, it will allow you to gauge whether or not the task is being completed to your standards. This will allow you to not only monitor the progress of the task, but also ensure that it is being completed to your standards.
This is an important step in ensuring that any project is completed successfully.
In order to create a work-life balance, it is essential for business owners to learn how to delegate tasks. This involves identifying which tasks can be delegated to others, and then providing clear instructions on how to complete the task.
Additionally, it is important to follow up with the person who has been delegated the task to ensure that it has been satisfactorily completed. By following these tips, you can start delegating effectively and take some of the pressure off yourself.
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