How to Delegate & What to get off Your Plate (FS063)

How to Delegate & What to get off Your Plate (FS063)

There are things in all our businesses we hate doing. And at a certain point, we have to ask ourselves if we’re trapped working in our businesses without any time or energy to work on them.

In the last episode we covered how to navigate these things when you can’t afford to pay for help. In this episode we share:

  • How to decide what to delegate
  • A few categories of tasks you could delegate
  • Some tips and tricks for delegating and dealing with VA’s, vendors, partners and contractors
  • What you shouldn’t delegate

Enjoy! And if you have any questions please let us know in the comments below or ask it here.

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Show Notes

Does Teamwork Make the Dream Work? (FS015) “Your business may just be another way to play with yourself. Harnessing some team-work tactics could be a huge multiplier for you.”

Watson CPA Group This is our accountant. Using a CPA like this frees up about 6 hours a month for Corbett.

Treehouse | Learn HTML, CSS, iPhone apps & more “Learn from over 1000 videos created by our expert teachers on web design, coding, business, and much more.”

Build a Website – Squarespace “A better web starts with your website.”

How to Create Your ‘3 Lists to Freedom’ to Start Outsourcing More Effectively! “One of the things we can do to avoid burning out is to become more effective delegators.”

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  • Preston Lee

    Hey guys at fizzle dot co,
    Just listening to the episode, but it’s already sounding like a great one!

    The light bulb sortof switched for me when I realized the difference between differentiating and non-differentiating work in the eyes of my audience.

    Meaning, at the end of the day, none of my readers care if I do my legal work and accounting or if I hire it out.

    But they would care if I stopped writing and farmed that out to my accountant. :)

    Realizing what kind of work makes a difference to your audience helps ease the pain of knowing what to delegate and what you should execute.


    • Chase Reeves

      Great point, Preston.

  • Oyvind Dahl

    Is there a transcription somewhere? I never take the time to sit down and listen to a full podcast, so it would nice to have a transcription to scan quickly to decide if I want to invest the time in listening.

    • Kurt Bouma

      A transcription would not do this show justice. The three personalities and the way they interact can only be fully appreciated with ear holes.

    • Chase Reeves

      Good question, Oyvind. I can’t imagine we’re a great show for anybody but us three on the show, but it seems like people like it. You might also. (but if you hate beatboxing, mouth trumpet and ninja turtles you may want to pass… you sound pretty busy.)

  • Rienzi

    You guys are awesome! I’ve started a blog that teaches start ups learn a bit of stuff. The blog is just like Corbett says here, it’s a mile to learn coding and stuff. But learning a bit of HTML, CSS and etc. would really fire things up.Hearing this from 3 wizards, what more solider proof can I actually ask?

    Rock On!

    • Chase Reeves

      Don’t let Corbett show you his wizard stick.

      • Rienzi

        Hahaha. Have you… Errr seen it? Lmao

  • Steve Kamb

    Oh hello, my name is HOMESTAW WUNNEW, and DIS is a WEBSITE!

    • Chase Reeves

      Hi m{voice crack}y name is steven, and th{another crack}is is my avatar.

  • Kurt Bouma

    I looked like a real clown in my truck this morning laughing my ass off at whatever it was Chase was doing at the beginning of the episode. I had just gathered myself when Caleb dropped the “mother father” Woj bomb.

    Great episode. This is the kind of stuff that is a daily struggle for me. I don’t feel like I can go wrong learning stuff on Lynda or Treehouse, but at some point it becomes an overload of stuff going into my brain instead of out of it and into the world, creating value for other people.

  • Kat Tan

    well I liked the opening screeech. i actually thought, woah Chase has a pretty strong vocal range. thumbs up. it’s a recorded clip i know.

    and great convo on delegating work. i’ve only just started hiring a virtual assistant and feeling new and terrified as i’ve always been freelance and independent DIY kickass let’s-grow-a-beard ‘into the wild’ style. i’m a girl.

    anyway i’m still learning what tasks to hand over (organizing my brain takes time too) but great advice on handing over work that actually helps bring in more/better work so thanks. YAY

  • kimanzi constable

    Great episode guys. Every where I turn I’m hearing about delegating. I guess it’s time to give it a try!

  • Valerie Hansen

    Just found this and thought of you guys – the first two songs are the best!

  • Naomi Goodlet

    Awesome episode. I currently delegate some specialized design and seo but do most things myself. The number one thing I want to outsource is analytics and testing. I know that I should focus more attention here but I just hate it!

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