Do what you know how to do and hire someone to take care of what you don’t know.
Once upon a time, I asked someone to research and negotiate some vendor prices for our project but the result was some very high figures that were certainly above the budget.
I knew the industry and understood that the quotes could be negotiated. I knew I should have handled that part of the project myself but I was busy working on other things.
The person who helped was great at doing the research but I should have stayed in my lane and handled the negotiations.
I proceeded to handle my business by focusing on my strengths and shortly after clinched a deal that was about 80% less than what was originally quoted. That is, the deal was signed for about 20%; the project was implemented and completed.
I learned some lessons that day:
- Money saved.
- Time saved.
- Unnecessary bells and whistles were identified as not needed.
- What was relevant to the project and budget was agreed upon.
Do what I know how to do and hire someone to do what I don’t know. I delegated a task that I could have easily handled myself.
I had to rethink my strategy and operational methods:
You will save thousands of dollars [plus time, effort, stress] if you stay in your own lane.
Delegate and hire qualified help for tasks you cannot handle. You don’t need any unnecessary headache. There is wisdom, power and peace of mind in walking in your authenticity.
As you proceed to do what you know, help those hired to help you by allowing them to do what they know – let them operate in their zones of brilliance. They will serve you and your team better!
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Belinda is a Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Consultant, Corporate Trainer (leadership, culture, diversity and inclusion, cyber privacy and security awareness), Writer, and International Speaker with a unique blend of law and technology. She is a digital entrepreneur, author, ordained pastor, mentor to women ready to impact their generation and host of Destiny Chats podcast. For consultation, click here and invitation to speak, click here