So many of the coaches I run into are stuck doing everything themselves, and I mean everything.
Coaching, selling, accounting, admin tasks — it all falls on their shoulders, both work they love and work they hate.
I don’t care who you are, nobody can do it all without the quality of their coaching, business, and personal life suffering dramatically.
There’s no secret way to do it all yourself and maintain a healthy coaching business and lifestyle. The real secret is to learn what tasks you need to focus on and which ones to let go of.
This is where The Activity Inventory shines. Seriously, this thing changed my life. It’ll help you hand off the tasks you don’t want to someone who’s capable and eager, and it consists of three steps.
No coach can do it all themselves without the quality of their coaching, business, and personal life suffering. -Taki Moore [Tweet This]
The first step is to read your current job description — and I don’t mean your job description as it looks on paper. I’m talking about the list of things you actually do.
Ask yourself what roles you play right now. What are the tasks you do each day, week, and month? What do you do for marketing, sales, content creation, finance, learning, technology, administration, etc?
If you list out every single job you currently do, then pretty soon you’ll notice you’re trying to be Superman.
To offload some of our tasks, the first thing is to get crystal clear about everything we currently do and literally list them out.
Yes — every. single. task.
If you need help, try to imagine there’s a little guy in a lab coat following you around with a clipboard and pen for a whole month writing down every task you work on.
Because the moment we know what’s really going on, we’re in a position to change it.
This may be a bit grueling, but the next step is much more fun.
The next step is to give yourself a promotion.
When you look at your list of current tasks, you’ll notice there are a ton you don’t want to still be doing 12 months from now. We want to cull this list so you can give yourself a promotion.
When you get promoted, the idea is that you get more money, more time, and more fun, and less of what you don’t love. Then, somebody else comes underneath you to take care of the things you want to drop off.
Finally, you’ll hire a replacement — someone who can take care of this stuff so you don’t have to.
This is almost as if you were to clone yourself. The problem with cloning, though, is that we end up with somebody else who doesn’t like those tasks either.
What we’re doing is actually far better than cloning. We’re hiring a replacement that loves doing the things you hate.