On the Mats: The Question that Improves Productivity
Every time you go and start a new task do you ask the most important question you should be asking? Let’s go and find out what that question is…
Hi all, Nathan McDonald for another ‘On the Mats’ episode, and today is an interesting topic about a question you should be asking every time you start a new task. And that question is: Am I the right person to be doing this? As a business owner, you have to be asking – every task that you’re getting done – am I the right person to be doing that task?
Why did I bring this up? During the week, working with a business owner, and sitting down with him and going, ‘Right, you’re overwhelmed. You’ve got all this work. Have a look at your to-do list; it’s absolutely massive’. Now, let me ask you this: Do you ask yourself the question – are you the right person to be doing that job or that task that you’ve actually got there on your list? Because reality is, you might have there ‘I’ve got to send out a newsletter next week’ and you’re thinking, ‘Wow, that’s going to take me like 4 or 5 hours to write a newsletter’. Are you the right person to be writing newsletters? I know the business owner sitting on the table opposite me wasn’t. He would spend hours and hours in just getting it right and just changing it here. There are people out there that will write you newsletter for like 30 dollars…less than that – 20 dollars.
So, reality is – you’ve got to ask yourself: Am I the right person to be doing these tasks? How much are you worth an hour? You know, there are people out there that will actually do a whole heap of things for you at a price that is good and you get some good quality work. Are you dicking around with the wrong tasks in your business? Why? Because you feel no one else can do them, or you can’t afford anyone, or it would take too long to train someone? Uh-uh. Guys, you’ve got to learn, or you’ve got to ask that simple question: Am I the right person to be doing that task? And if you’re not, learn how to actually find the people around you to do it. And if you want a hand with that, guys, at Black Belt Business we’ve got a wonderful team of people that will actually put the things together for you.
For instance, this video you’re watching – I probably took about 4 or 5 takes to do it, but I’ve got a great little video editor that will just go and turn this into a really good simple video really quickly for me. I don’t have to worry about it; I give them the raw footage and off they go.
So, guys, the simple question you’ve got to ask: Am I the right person to be doing this task? – because your time is better off growing your business, doing the stuff that’s going to make you heaps of money, not dicking around with stuff that you shouldn’t.
Guys, that’s it for ‘On the Mats’. If you want to find out any more information, or if you want to find the people that I use to help me grow my business, I’m more than happy. Come and touch base with us; happy to help you out. My name is Nathan McDonald, my message is global, I’m an Aussie, and my passion is business. Have a great day guys.