The art of delegating is the key to being a sane and successful business owner. Running a business means being under the pump is the norm. Task comes after task, and stress becomes second nature. Time pressure and the workload can sometimes trump the benefits of owning a business.

Your to-do list doesn’t have to instil fear once you learn the art of delegation.

As the founder of Your Part Time PA, I understand the stresses that business owners endure. I have an extensive business background in everything from retail and event management, to recruitment and development, and now use my skills for the betterment of other business owners.

Delegation is the key to taking your business to the next level. This is an essential tool to avoid feeling stressed or overwhelmed and harnessing the true potential of your business. While business is never easy, delegation can make it so much easier.

Being on both sides of the equation—a business owner, and a helper of business owners!—I understand more than most that delegation is crucial to success, and I’ve learned a lot about how to do it effectively.

Many business owners avoid delegation because they fear losing control. This is why it is worth taking the time to find the right people to delegate to. That way you can relax, knowing that your tasks are in good hands.

The first step toward successful delegation is accepting that you need help! And once you’ve found the right person to help, work with them:

  1. Always create a clear brief. 
  2. Oversee the task but don’t micromanage. 
  3. Give constructive feedback. 
  4. If you can’t delegate the whole task, split it up into parts. 
  5. Learn to let go. 

Learning the art of delegation may not necessarily be easy for us as business owners, but it’s more than worthwhile to do so. Having the right fit with the right guidance can be the very thing that allows you to take your business to the next level.