Do you ever find yourself vibrating with excitement when you start a new project only to start fading as it nears completion? Do you love the thrill of a new, possibly difficult endeavor only to find yourself losing steam half way through? Is it post-elation procrastination or maybe you truly enjoy the thrill of a challenge and when it does not appear to be so challenging anymore, you lose interest?
Many successful entrepreneurs and business owners are the classic A-type personalities that live for the buzz of “newness”. It's that drive you get when you know you are creating something fabulous but as you approach the finish line; you, quite frankly, get bored. Yup, bored.
How can that be? Many people would find this a conflict in terms partly because business owners are viewed as an over achieving species with endless, borderless energy and drive. How can they get bored? How can they possibly lose interest?
Guess what? It happens!
Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine if you may be on a New-Thrill-Buzz-Kill journey:
Non-entrepreneurs and self employed individuals look for jobs that highlight or match their strengths, not their weaknesses. Entrepreneurs. however, turn passions and strengths into businesses that potentially burden them with many tasks beyond their given areas of expertise. Entrepreneurs may feel like they need to do it all (especially during start-up phase), but it is critical to recognize your own strengths and shortcomings and fine tuning them to your advantage.
Growing, learning and improving are details that come fairly natural for most business owners, however, there comes a time when we become so engrossed in our day-to-day operations that we become blind to certain areas.
If you have been blessed with an uber fast growing business (like I was with my baby stores), you can easily become either superb at delegating daily tasks and activities or sadly drowning in the details.
The wikipedia definition of delegating is "the handing of a task from a superior to a subordinate, h
Resources Required - to complete the task
Expectations For results - from all involved
Appoint the designated individual
Deadlines clarified -by all parties
Offer guidleines, resources, assistance
Follow progress (utlimately YOU are responsible)
Feedback on Results
Be creative in choosing levels of delegated responsibility, and always check with the other person that they are comfortable with your designated level. Your staff are generally MORE capable than you expected!
Leah Chevallier, serial entrepreneur in the Juvenile Industry sharing insight, success and 18 years of award winning retail experience! Took $2000 Micro-credit loan and turned it into $30 million!