Saturday, July 17, 2010

Perfectionist Mommy

In work, I am obsessed with perfection. I do not want to make mistakes – and I make sure that all tasks are done properly and timely.

Many says I am a control freak! And I admit it… I am really is. If I can only do everything by myself I will do it. Because I believe that when you want something done perfectly, you do it yourself. But, of course I cannot – so I am still learning the art of delegation!

It is really a great deal for me to delegate. It is because when I see the outcome, I tend to think immediately that it would be better if they have done it as I would have. And it will be perfect if they have adapted my method. But I know that everybody has their own style of working.

That is why, I made a solution. When there is a task, I first do it myself, I write down the steps, make screenshots and make a PDF file for the activity. So that when the same task will be required, I can just forward the PDF instruction and you know what, it usually turn out as I expect it. Great technique, huh!
And right now, I am still digesting the fact that there are really many ways of skinning a cat. And I should accept the truth that even if the task is not done exactly as I wanted, it can still be great… or even better! I should face the reality that I cannot control everything… period. And in a company, delegation is one of the keys of success.


Happy delegating, everybody!

Be happy...  be successful,

Zarah


ZSPimentel is first and foremost a very proud mom to a 4year old girl. She is a co-owner of an outsourcing business, Hire a VA, a company that outsources Virtual Assistants and SEO specialists from the Philippines, that was put up together with 2 other female colleagues. She very is content with helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses by setting them free in doing menial tasks and assisting them in more ways they can imagine.