I have always been the type of person that would prefer to do things myself. I like the feeling of accomplishment I get when I do things myself and I like the challenge of figuring out how to do it on my own. In all honesty, I think one of the biggest factors that played into me being a do-it-yourself-er was that there was never an excess amount of money that I could use to hire others to do it for me.
Well, I can tell you that my opinion of not having enough money to have other people help me, or do it for me, has changed dramatically since I started my business. I have truly learned the value of paying someone that specializes in certain areas to do things for me.
When you begin seeing that your time is a valuable commodity, then you will see the value of paying someone that can do something quicker, faster or better for you so that you don’t have to waste your time doing something you don’t enjoy or aren’t good at. And you can spend your time doing the things that you enjoy and excel at!
I heard somewhere that the average business owner’s time is valued at approximately $125.00 an hour. When you look at it this way and realize that for every hour you waste on stuff you could have delegated, you are losing money. Why spend days trying to figure out how to get a handle on your paperwork, when you could hire someone to help you get things in order in half of the time it would take you to do it yourself? Rather than “spending” money, you will really be “saving” money by paying someone else.
I’ll be waiting for your call for help. 🙂