It’s time to reflect on how you’ve felt over the last few months or years. Are you constantly tired? Do the piles of work seem never-ending? Are you feeling too busy?
If this is the case, you’ll find that it is time for some serious changes in how you work. You need balance in your life! One way of discovering work-life balance is to enlist the help of others.
More and more people understand the value of delegating some of their responsibilities, but can we actually outsource our responsibilities? Of course!
What Is Outsourcing?
The term outsourcing is a big buzzword in today’s world. Essentially it means to hire someone to do certain tasks so you, the business owner or hair stylist, can have more time to focus on the important aspects of your work and life. You can outsource all of of your social media tasks like creating and scheduling posts. You can hire an assistant to help you shampoo clients or they can help you braid styles that require over 4 hours of your time.
For example, if you’re running your own business or are a freelancer, outsourcing allows you to spend more time on money-making tasks. If you’re an employee, outsourcing may give you more time to get the key tasks done so you can spend more time at home.
When you first think about delegation and outsourcing, you might initially balk at it, especially if you don’t run your own business. If you’ve put a lot of effort in your home or job you may be leery of the idea of handing it over to someone else, but the benefits are too great to ignore.
Benefits of Outsourcing or Delegating in Your Business
Focus on the things that matter most to you. Let others worry about the customer service or fulfillment. Let others tackle the technical issues or tame your email inbox. When you focus on what matters most to you, you’ll be able to get more done.
Focus on what you love to do. If website design and technical issues bore you to death, outsource those activities to people who enjoy doing that type of work. Doing what you love yields better quality of work and life.
Spend more time with your family. You will be free to enjoy more time with your spouse and kids. Instead of trying to solve all problems at work, You’ll be able to rest easy because another capable person is taking care of it for you.
Save money by hiring the experts. Someone who has vast experience will be able to work more quickly and efficiently than you, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the task. Sometimes it’s okay to leave a task for the experts!
Remember: when you outsource or delegate your responsibilities, you’re effectively buying your time back.
Outsourcing and Delegating Ideas
If you’re still wondering how you can outsource or delegate it’s easier than you think.
You can delegate tasks to various freelancers or vendors
Hire someone to clean the salon or suite. . Why spend your free time cleaning after work? Let a professional do the work in half the time.
Hire an accountant to sort through your personal tax information. Reduce your stress by letting a professional figure out which paperwork to fill out and what deductions you qualify for.
Hire a personal shopper, call in your order, or use a shopping app . If you hate the idea of going to the beauty wholesalers every week some beauty distributor stores offer a delivery service where you can place your order over the phone and, within a day or so, your natural hair products will be delivered to your door. If that’s not available in your area, you can always hire a responsible neighbor to do the shopping for you.
Hire a neighborhood teen to shampoo clients' hair, make calls, respond to emails, or help you with other services.
There may be financial decisions you have to make before you decide if the idea of outsourcing and delegating is right for you. Make sure that you consider the pros and cons, but if you need to do it, there is no reason to wait! You’ll get more done and you’ll lead a more balanced and healthy life!