In continuing with the Working Smarter, Not Harder series, remember that having more people to manage doesn’t have to mean working more hours. In order to survive being the leader of a large organization you need to eliminate, mitigate and delegate duties that are not the best use of your valuable time.
We all have non-income producing tasks as part of our business. An income producing task would be activities such as facilitating a home party or attending a vendor event – some action where you are directly earning money. Then there are all the other tasks that are required but don’t directly earn you any income at the time of completion. These are tasks such as assembling hostess packets, updating your bookkeeping records, bagging and tagging orders, etc.
Generally the non-income producing tasks are somewhat mundane and not nearly as fun; yet they still must be done. For example, when someone requests a catalog do you go to your shelf, grab an already assembled info packet, address it and pop it in the mail – bada bing, bada boom? Or, do you grab a catalog, then stamp or label it with your contact info, possibly add a business opportunity sticker to the front, add a recruiting DVD or brochure, add your business card and a sample, grab an envelope, stamp your return address, address it to the prospect and then affix a postage stamp? [Read more…] about Working Smarter – Pt. 3 Complete Tasks in Bulk