If you ever feel that you need at least two of you to do everything you need to do, read this to find out how to painlessly clone yourself.
Copyright by Cathy Stucker, The Idea Lady(tm)
I have said for years that I need to clone myself in order to get everything done. Well, I have finally taken some steps in that direction.
No, I haven’t hooked up with some mad scientist who will make an exact copy of me. Instead, I am finding ways to outsource more tasks. For example, I recently hired a fulfillment service to handle many of the book orders I receive.
In addition to finding others to take care of things I have been doing, I am also clearing away some tasks and responsi- bilities. For the past few years, I have been president of a professional organization. My duties there were taking more time than I could spare, especially as the demands of my business continue to increase, so I have resigned from the board. I am still a member and will continue to be involved, but with a lesser time commitment than previously.
I am continuing to make changes to use the time I have in the most effective ways. As I take on new challenges, I am leaving behind old activities that have run their course or that I simply can no longer accommodate.
And, I am learning to say “no.” That simple, two-letter word will make a huge difference in your life, too. Learn when to say it, and don’t be afraid to do so.