What’s your most hated task?
Is it cleaning the bathroom?
Paying the monthly bills?
Cleaning up after your dog?
Whether we like it or not – and mostly, we don’t – we’ve all encountered and done those tasks that we just hate doing. And when we apply those same principles to our business and workplace environment, those tasks can feel even worse.
This is heightened if you’re running your own wholesaling business.
With the start of a new year, of course, you might be thinking about scaling your business and possibly delegating some of those unwanted tasks to others. And that’s actually a great idea, considering this time of year is when a lot of people put on the brakes from what they’re doing.
But with that said, it’s important you recognize your decision to scale – it’s because you’re looking to achieve goals or you’re trying to avoid doing tasks that you don’t want to do.
This is the same question I asked my Astro member Leslie in this latest coaching call:
How to do Tasks You Hate
As Leslie described her challenge, it was clear that she was ultimately trying to avoid those wholesaling tasks that she hated doing, which for her was agent outreach.
Again, there’s nothing wrong with doing what you love doing and focusing on your inherent superpower, but what some people fall into is a rush to get out of those disliked tasks to the point they just assign them to others without learning or understanding those tasks.
Just like you have your superpowers, you want to adhere to your team’s superpowers. For Leslie, her superpower is disposition; she loves it and would prefer to do that than agent outreach.
This is where having a connected and supportive community can help because then you’re surrounded by people who you can turn to and have them take on those tasks that you hate.
There’s a multitude of benefits when you do this:
You can focus on doing what you love.
You’re able to delegate tasks you hate doing.
The people who take on these tasks are those who love doing them.
Ultimately, you end up having people who are doing the things they love doing, while also supporting each other.
So how do you get to this point, where you decide on which goal to focus on?
You’ve most likely heard how I employ vision boards to keep track of the goals I’ve set and focus on achieving them. Now, vision boards aren’t for everyone, but for me and others, they give us a visual and physical way to view our goals.
But one of the important things about a vision board is laying out realistic goals and realistic time frames on when you want to have those goals set. And then, of course, go out and put those goals into practice.
So for example, let’s say that Leslie’s goal is to scale her business in 2023 and in order to do that, she’ll have to offset those dreaded tasks she hates for others. So maybe a goal for her, for the month or next two months, is to find someone within Astro that would like to squad up to do some agent outreach for her or that would want to help her on the acquisitions side.
Visualizing your goals, understanding where your strengths lie, and who has strengths in the areas that are your weaknesses should be a focus for you as you grow or even start your wholesale business this year.