Daily Archives: November 27, 2016

About delegation

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I was reading “Never Split The Difference” by Chriss Voss which is a pretty good book on negotiation. One thing that he talked about is the idea that we have a finite mental energy. In his book, he describes that open ended questions take a bigger toll on you than simple “yes” or “no” questions.

With regards to delegations, when you are thinking of what you need to delegate, this is an important concept. Certain things are simple, and take a few seconds to do but they do take a bit of your mental energy. As a very simple example, I had to set up an appointment with the dentist. These past few weeks have been very busy for me and frankly, during the day, setting these kinds of appointments is really not something I think about. Having my virtual assistant take care of it is a great way to still have nice teeth while not having to even wonder if the office is open when I call them.

The more of those little things you can delegate, the more you’ll free your mind to really do what you care about. And, the more focused you are, the faster you achieve your goals. Basically, you save time both indirectly and directly through delegation.

So that’s it for my quick observation.

-Steph