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Solopreneurs: Master the Art of Effectively Delegating your Decision Making

As solopreneurs, we often find ourselves juggling multiple tasks, wearing different hats, and making countless decisions daily. We might think delegation is just about getting the ‘doing’ off our plates, but there’s more to it. Today, I want to talk about an aspect of delegation that we often overlook: decision-making. 

When you’re on the 6 to 7-figure journey, decision-making can become a significant burden. There are decisions around vision, goals, strategies, ops, projects, team, and money. The list goes on, and if all these decisions land on your shoulders, it’s only a matter of time before you experience decision fatigue.

When we think of delegation we often think of getting the ‘doing’ off our plates. And yes, this is the first and most important thing to delegate.

But it’s not the only thing you can delegate (it shouldn’t be the only thing!)

  • Decisions around vision, goals and strategies. Where are we headed and how are we going to get there?
  • Decisions around ops and projects. Who is going to do what? What do they need? What tools do we need to be using? How do I know which is the best one to pick?
  • Decisions around team. Is everyone on the team in the right seat on the bus, doing what they do best? When do we need to hire someone else? Who to hire? Where to find them? What do I do if someone is under performing?
  • Decisions around money. Do we invest more in X or wait? Are we getting a good ROI on Y? Do we need to cut expenses?

I could go on… but I won’t (making myself tired just thinking about it!)

Your business needs you in your zone of genius. It needs you to spend your brain power on the future of your business and serving clients, not caught up in the day-to-day. That’s where I come in as your Time and Profit Optimiser.  It’s my job to help you with these decisions so you can focus on what truly matters. As your business grows there are more and more decisions to be made daily. And if ALL those decisions land on you then chances are you will experience decision fatigue.

We only have so much ‘energy in the tank’ to make decisions each day. And when the tank runs dry we either a) make poor decisions or b) stop making decisions period. That is decision fatigue.

It’s the reason why at the end of the day we can’t decide what we want for dinner – and end up having *that* conversation with our partner (“What do you want to eat?… I dunno – what do you want?… I don’t know either – you decide…. Ummmm”) Perhaps you can relate?

It’s why Steve Jobs wore the same black turtle neck and jeans every day – because he didn’t want to waste a decision on what to wear.

It’s the reason why we find ourselves mindlessly shopping online in the evenings to give our brains a break and then wondering the next day why we bought yet another thing off TikTok shop that we don’t need. (Or is that just me?)

The truth is – YOU don’t have to be the only one making decisions in your business.

And if you are the only one making decisions in your business, it will start causing problems – especially as you navigate the 6 to 7-figure journey. You will become the decision bottleneck.

Yes, you want to keep the bigger picture decisions on your plate – Your vision for what are we creating and why? Business models and new revenue streams. How do we want to grow this thing?

But you should (yes – I said should) get yourself out of the day-to-day decision making of how things are being run. Decisions around ops, team, projects and such that pop up constantly and suck your energy dry… all of those are things that I can help you with as a Certified OBM & Consultant. It’s what I’m trained to do. 

Your business needs you in your zone of genius. It needs you to spend your brain power on the future of your business and serving clients. Not caught up in the day-to-day. Not so wiped out from all the little things that you can’t even think about the big things. DM me to explore what it could look like to have me support you in your business planning and strategy. 

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Kate Humpherys Coaching

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I help overwhelmed, burnt out entrepreneurs to set up systems, habits and rituals so they can experience joy in their business again. 

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