31 Days of Finishing – Day 13: Delegation is a Good Idea When You Don’t Know What You Are Doing
One idea many productivity blogs, experts, and books tout is to delegate tasks whenever possible. Today I was able to do that and quite happily.
This story started w…a…y… back on October 2nd. I did some internet research on hubcaps to replace the 3 cracked off or kidnapped ones. By poking around on Amazon I found some hubcaps. Alas, I couldn’t figure out whether to get the 14″ or 15″ ones.
I decided to get my tires rotated the next day and ask at America’s Tires what I needed. I mentioned that I had found some for $22 and how much was their’s and how much would they charge to put them on?
I could get some for $22 and there was NO INSTALLATION fee because it took like 3 minutes to put them on.
“SOLD.” I just about yelled. I didn’t have to go home and order them on Amazon. And more importantly I DIDN’T have to put them on. I just DELEGATED this task and at a GREAT price to me.
Moral of the story? Delegate whenever you can. From parking to paying to watching Sean put on the hubcabs, I spent 12 minutes on this task. Although Sean made it look easy to put on the hubcaps, I know it would have taken me longer to do the same job. And I wouldn’t have gotten up and down so easily or gracefully.
They are soooooo shiny and lovely. I hope no-one nicks these.
BONUS TIP: If you are a single female looking for someone, my daughter said as we were leaving, “So this is where all the cute guys in Rancho are.”
During this month of October I am joining LOTS of bloggers hosted by The Nester who will be writing every day about a topic. My topic is about finishing. I will spend 31 minutes each day on a to-do item (from the secondary list).
I will write about it and share any productivity tips I find helpful to FINISHING things.
Your Turn . . .
- What was the last task you delegated? Do you find that method works out for you?
- Did you do anything on your secondary to-list today? If yes, share what you did. If no, why not?
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