Only do what only you can do.

Last week, someone was telling that he did a lot of work in his house by himself. Painting, installing electrics, breaking walls… You can save a lot of money by doing so. That is true, at least for some of us.

Not everyone is as handy as he would like, but still a lot of people are renovating their houses themselves. Why? To save money? That might be a valid reason but did you ever made your own bill? You still need the materials and you have to spend your own time painting or whatever else. Time is money you know. But I agree, if you can do it yourself it will be cheaper. But I don’t like to paint. So why should I be forced to do this? There are plenty of people that make their living from it. If you choose to hire someone to paint your house while you are sleeping, you could better try painting yourself. But what if you could do something else? Something you like and you can get paid for? Maybe you are good in webdesign or translations.

A couple of years ago, someone told me that you should only do what only you can do. I think that is a great thing to strive for. It is not an easy thing since you will always be tempted to do things you should not do. The same thing counts at work. Everyone has his own strenghts and you should focus on those.

So my advice is to do what you love to do and delegate what you don’t like.

Some reading tips about this topic:
What Tasks Should You Delegate First? – Michael Hyatt (blogpost)
How to Avoid Doing Everyone Else’s Job. – Craig Jarrow (blogpost)

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