Quiz: Are You a Control Freak?
Are You a Control Freak? Take the Following Quiz:
Eliminate, Automate, Delegate:
- Do you do it yourself because it’s just easier?
- Do you hate to delegate because by the time you explain it, and review it, you could have done it yourself?
- Do you have a hard time articulating what you want?
- Do you become frustrated because when you do delegate, it ends up wrong or not what you envisioned?
- Are you the only one who can do it right?
- Are you the only one period?
If you answered yes to even one of these questions…you’re a control freak. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, unless it bogs you down. If you aren’t delegating then aren’t being efficient. Trust me, in our small shop, Deb and I experience this all the time, and came to the conclusion several years ago… “There’s got to be someone who can do this the way I want it.” And there always is. Take the initial time to train someone, productively correct their efforts, and get it off your plate! If you are a one-person shop, think seriously about contracting the things that take a lot of your time or those activities that you avoid. For us, that’s accounting.