Admittedly..I’m not good at delegation, even though I tell everyone else that they need to delegate tasks. Though I do have on my calendar, a note in July (which is fast approaching), to find a virtual assistant and start delegating tasks to him or her.
From the team of folks I have listed out for myself, most of these people are collaborators, influencers, and inspirers. I have yet to find a really AWESOME virtual assistant who can be likened to a “mini-me” who can task manage everything.
But I did hire a dog walker recently! And this.. has made a big difference in my productivity. And while I do work primarily from home, I often times LOVE to sit with my bagel sandwich and coffee at a local bagel shop to do my writing and creating. It’s my “office hours” as I call it. I’m able to stay longer at my “office” to do my creating, while my great dog-walker, Zene does his magic with my doggie Junebug.
And I know that Zene is completely in his element as he has quite the life. He’s a college student majoring in studio art, and he takes care of dogs. This is his zone. I love my doggie immensely, but I do believe that having another person come in to care for her is also helping her socialization with people once again. So it’s a Win-Win-Win. Zene gets paid to do what he loves. I get more time to create away from home. Junebug gets a walk with another cool dog person 4 days out of the week!
I often wonder if there are ways too, that we can delegate certain feelings or energies. If I could delegate my worries to the trees I encounter on a trail, could they transform them into comfort? Could I delegate parts of my design process to my dream space, so that my subconscious mind can work magic during naps? Could I also delegate my insecurities by giving my “inner critics” horrendous jobs to do to keep them busy and at bay? Could my “inner-Wise Elf” travel and meet with someone else’s Inner Wise Self to work out a conflict?
This is one thing that fascinates me with regard to this “delegation business” – we tend to always delegate our tasks and to do list items. But can we delegate our feelings and attachments to these things as well? Can my worker gnomes flood the space to protect me when I feel verbally attacked? Can a Cosmic Rubbish Bin Circle transform negativity for us? Can one landing page accomplish everything we need in a business, allowing for more business AND quiet?
I think that really, we could delegate almost anything, aside from a few things:
Dreaming (though perhaps one could dream for another)