When I started online writing in January 2016,I quickly noticed that I could not make it alone in the publishing process if I don’t work with people who could support me in the dissemination, the proofing and the feedback of my articles.
I also noticed that I became more productive on writing when someone else was involved on other area of publishing like proofing, editing the website or sharing on Facebook. It actually gave me more time to frame quality contents for my readers.
According to Bryan Tracy, delegation depends on 9 simple principles:
- Focusing on High-Value Activities. Devoting the maximum of your time on activities that have the biggest positive impact in your life, family, career and business.
- Invest on what you do best and delegate other aspects. This simply means that what you do the best is the area you will have more impact. Other area where you are average must be delegated to people who are smarter or more talented than you.
- Delegate to someone with experience. As you think of giving a task to someone in your team, make sure the person have demonstrated the necessary skills for a sustainable period of time in the area of responsibility.
- The clarity of the task. The clearer the task is, the better the person to whom it is delegated will perform at his/her best.
- The Power of setting a deadline. Completion hours, days, dates, weeks, months, etc. are very important if you expect a sense of urgency in the task to be done. Without deadlines, the probability the job will be well done is vague.
- The importance of resources. What type of materials are necessary to realize the task? The answer to this question will determine what sort of resources the person you are delegating the task might need.
- Consequences. What if the job is not done the way it’s suppose to be on the time it’s suppose to be? An open discussion with the person you are giving the responsibility of the job will help settle the motivation needed for the task.
- Write down the process and sign with agreement. This guarantee that both of you understand what you are up to and also, written down document gives more value to the job to be done.
- The need for inspection. Do not forget to follow up the task delegated. Set up a periodicity on which you are going to make sure your expectation are being met the way you agreed upon.
As you are going through these speeches today, I would like you not only to practice the most relevant one to grow your life, career, family, job or business but also to think on how it may help you delegate some responsibilities to people around you so that you can focus on the top 3 priorities of your life.
Don’t forget to Read, Reflect and Act.
1.”Dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment.”(Denzel Hayes Washington, Actor, Director, and Producer)
2.“It’s time to rediscover the joy that comes with knowledge of the world, and your unique place in it.”( Mark Little, Journalist and Kinzen co-founder and CEO)
3.“Sameness ultimately leads to ignorance, while diversity of thought breeds innovation.”(Darryl White , BMO Financial Group’s CEO)
4.“In order to bring forth the deepest treasures within you have to have the courage to stand apart from all those who want you to ‘fit in,’ ‘conform,’ ‘behave.” (Judith Sherven, clinical psychologist and executive coach)
5.“To be inventive, to make a difference in the world, an entrepreneur needs a support network that will embrace and explore crazy ideas.” (Peter Diamandis, XPRIZE Foundation chairman and CEO)
6.”What we believe and what we think is of zero consequence if we do nothing about it.” ( Hervé Ngaté, Author, Writer)
7.”I realize I could not grow with people who are struggling like me.” (Answered Lisa Nichols to the question “how did you move from the bottom to the top”, Founder of Motivating the Masses and CEO of Motivating the Teen Spirit, LLC )
8.”Between 10-20 years old, learn whatever you can.”(Jackie Chan, Actor, Film director, Producer )
9.”Anybody can dream, but you’ll never see it until you are willing to be committed to it.”(T.D. Jakes, Pastor, Author and Filmmaker)
10.“We [entrepreneurs] are equally responsible for balancing hope and reality, and for knowing when no degree of optimism is going to overcome the underlying challenges.” (Danny Meyer, Shake Shack founder and Union Square Hospitality Group CEO)
I was challenged by the seventh speech as I confirmed that every time I took a step forward in my life, I had to abandon people who were struggling with the same problem like me.
For spiritual growth, I started listening and looking for fellowship with people who helped me live by faith in the Bible and stopped listening and hanging around people with condemning sermons and legalistic perspective.
For career and social advancement, I followed models and learned from successful instead of being constantly surrounded with people who were problem-centered instead of solution-oriented.
I would be glad to know which motivational speech helped you being more successful.
Hervé Ngaté. Author/Writer/ Cross-Cultural Psychologist and Communications Trainer