Following is an exercise you would really benefit from spending time on. This can be a real game changer. It’s called TASK STORMING and it leads to creating your best role. The most successful entrepreneurs do a great job of determining what they do around their greatest talents and don’t try to fix weaknesses. Many less successful people suffer from “Do everything’itis “
Your CEO bucket list shouldn’t’ be what you want to do before you die. It should be what you need to do before you kill yourself in your business.
Step One: List all of the tasks you do over the course of a day, week, month, and year.
Get the mail, selling, bookkeeping, checking voice mail, rewriting the business plan, taxes, paying bills, website and social media, proposals, working with clients. You get the point. Just make sure you list everything. No task is too small for your list.
Step Two: Now evaluate each task on your list and put it into ether a “ME” bucket or a “NOT ME” bucket.
Ask yourself, as President, CEO, Owner “Should I be doing this task or is it something a $10 per hour or so person could be doing?”
Judge by the following criteria:
-Is this something a CEO should be doing?
-Is this a strength of mine? (Profiles will help you objectively determine)
If it fails either one of these, it goes in the “NOT ME” bucket.
Step Three: Isolate what shouldn’t be in the “ME” bucket and figure out how to get rid of them.
Outsourcing, delegating, or talent bartering might be a good option for those tasks as well as what is in the ‘NOT ME” bucket.
Here is the take away: “The more time you spend on things that don’t directly generate revenue, the less revenue you will make.” Jay Niblick
You don’t want to be spending time on any things that are:
-non revenue generating tasks
-things you suck at