I love outsourcing. I mean who wouldn’t? You get to take your to-do list and hand it off to someone else!
What’s not to love?
However it’s one of the few productivity suggestions that when I mention to people, the response I get tends to be dubious.
The answer I always get is, “Well, I dunno, I like to do things myself.”
I’m a control freak, so I get it. Letting someone else be responsible for a part of my business (even if it is only a very small one) can feel scary. But if I can get past the control freak fear, then why can’t other people.
I think that most people actually aren’t afraid to outsource – they just don’t know where to start!
For example, if you asked a child if they wanted to give up their chores, of course they’d be happy. But when you tell them they have to pick just one — the choice becomes a bit more difficult. Read more