Last Updated Mar 14, 2011 11:05 AM EDT
Nope -- the surprising common denominator (as I learned from CEO Nell Merlino last summer) is that they used grocery delivery services. Before their businesses started thriving.
If you think about it, that makes sense. We all have 168 hours per week. Time spent doing one thing is time not spent doing something else. Truly effective people focus as many hours as possible on the three things they do best, and others can't do nearly as well:
- nurturing their careers
- nurturing their families
- nurturing themselves (e.g. getting enough sleep, exercising, doing spiritual activities, etc.)
If you're trying to take your career to the next level, you can try thinking about your core competencies as well. What tasks you could outsource to free up time and energy? Could you use a laundry service? A lawn service? Get your dry cleaning delivered? Use a virtual assistant? Set up automatic bill payment?
Yes, outsourcing costs money, but as the 7-figure entrepreneurs discovered, you can spend time to save money, or you can spend money to save time that you use to make bigger bucks. It's hard to get to a million dollars doing the former.
What tasks do you outsource?
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