- Habit – they are so used to doing ‘all the things’ that they default to continuing that
- They don’t have help – if they don’t have anyone else on the team to do the work, it stays on their plate
- It’s a comfort zone thing – doing what we know is easy and safe
My challenge to you is this: Delegate your distractions.
Look at your plate and be honest with yourself. What are the things on your plate that you know are distractions?
They may be distractions that are just a waste of time and don’t need to be done at all. There are also distractions that are necessary. Things that do need to get done happen in order for you to serve clients, serve your team, and continue to grow and expand. But as long as they are on your plate, you aren’t able to do the things you need to do to grow.
The secondary piece of the solution is this: You need to be willing to do the things that scare you- the work you’ve been resisting. As you delegate, be clear that you’re getting distractions off your plate so that you can make the best use of your time doing the things that lead to growth.
This is the way to escape the busy trap.
Don’t have anyone to delegate to? Or maybe you do, but every time you delegate they need help or have questions and you become the bottleneck.
If either scenario sounds familiar, I’d love to connect and talk through your delegation plan.