20 Sep 5 reasons you should stop doing jobs in your business that you hate
The number one benefit about being a boss is that you get to decide, well, everything. It can be daunting, but it can also be incredibly freeing. Are there things in your business that you hate doing, and for some reason, you keep continuing to do them? Below are five reasons why you should stop doing jobs in your business that you hate.
1) There is probably someone better at it than you
If you hate doing something, the odds are that you won’t do a good job. You will rush through the entire exercise as quickly as possible, leaving tons of mistakes as you go because you think, I have to get this done. Alternatively, it will never get done, as you consistently procrastinate doing it as you just don’t want to think about it. If you hire someone who genuinely enjoys the work, they are going to be more diligent. They will produce something better and far superior because it’s their passion, and they are experts in the field.
2) You will be more productive
When there is something you have to do that you don’t enjoy, it can take a long time to complete it. You slog through it because you have too, but it’s not enjoyable or pleasurable. Time is a premium that business owners can’t ignore. You can always make more money. You can’t get more time.
3) It is a blast of negative energy
If you don’t have the necessary skills to do a job in your business, it can drag you down. You will probably put it off and put it off and soon with excessive procrastination it becomes a mountain that seems impossible. It is negative energy that you don’t need in your life.
4) It goes against the whole philosophy of entrepreneurship
Why did you start your business in the first place? I’m sure it wasn’t to do a job you hate. If that’s the case, you could have stayed at your old job. Entrepreneurs and business owners have the luxury of choice that many jobs don’t. Choose to lose jobs you hate because you can!
5) Don’t be fooled; you aren’t saving any money by doing it yourself
There’s a common misconception that by doing everything yourself in your business, you will save money. Let’s look at that for a minute, shall we?
If you are providing a service to Johnny, but you aren’t able to fulfill that promise because you have to do a job in your business that you hate, you are losing out on:
- That sale
- Future sales
- Marketing opportunities as a result of not working with that client
- Furthering your experience and education and becoming even better at what you do
Yes, you need to pay someone, BUT in the long run, you are missing out on growth, and without growth, the cycle continues until before you know it, you are back at a job doing things you hate.
Think about the jobs you are doing in your business and consider outsourcing them. If bookkeeping is on your list of tasks you hate, we would love to lighten the load. Give us a call today!