I really dislike housework. From the time I was in my early 20s and out on my own I have paid other people to do my housecleaning.
There was actually a time when I made barely more hourly than I was paying my housekeeper. And yet I never saw it as a luxury. It was a necessity to me.
So when faced with the option of spending 6 to 8 hours every weekend playing the happy homemaker or paying someone to do something they take pride and pleasure in — knowing they’re going to complete it in less than half the time it takes me – it became a no-brainer.
And here’s where a lot of entrepreneurs and startup business people make a vital error: they attempt to do it all. They are the IT department, scheduler, housekeeper, bookkeeper, as well as putting effort into doing the work that is their business. They erroneously believe that they can’t afford to bring on help.
Again I go back to the fact that if it’s not your primary skill set, you’re going to take much longer at it and utilize and expend much more energy doing it.
Think about what you’re doing in your business. Are you doing what makes you money? Is that where the majority of your effort and energy is spent?