Less Is Often More And You Can’t Do It All Yourself

Do you ever feel like you’re doing too many things? This happens to just about everyone, hey life is exciting and there are lots of opportunities. The problem is, the more you do, the less time you get to put towards each thing that you are doing. Rewind three years back and that was me, trying to do everything, and doing it, but getting no sleep and having little time to do things at the quality level I would have liked.

What I’ve learned over the last three years is that less is often more. I slowly started to decrease the number of things I was doing, while putting more focus into each. I also learned that to scale the way I wanted to, I needed to know that I couldn’t do it all myself.

It is these two realizations that have made an incredible difference in my life. Go up to 30,000 feet, what is it that you do every single day that someone else could do for a lot less than what you value your time at? Start with one person and one task and scale from there. Having one person do one task that you once did means that you’re doing less, but actually getting more out (if you hired a productive person).

If your business is not making more than a few thousand dollars a month then you might not be at this point yet. You still have to find a repeatable model for generating revenue. Don’t rush it, do it right, and when you do realize that less is often more and you can’t do it all yourself. There is nothing more satisfying than taking a solid revenue model and getting a team to generate it while you do less, giving you the chance to expand the business strategically and in the end, do so much more.

Feeling inspired? You should be because only you can make your business succeed, or fail. As always I want to hear from you, what inspires you or where are you getting stuck? Comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Teendomainer December 13, 2012, 11:25 am

    Great post Morgan, for the longest time I have known that I am too busy to do everything I want to in a day. Until lately I was trying to find a person that could do everything that I did not have time for. I realized that there is not a person that I can hire that can do it all. I am now finding people to do each little thing and it is working much better.


  • Viljami December 13, 2012, 12:03 pm

    Definitely feeling inspired, good post. For me, as I currently don’t have the resources to outsource things, the key is to try to focus on one thing at a time and then slowly build on those accomplished things little by little. I used to try to do all sorts of things at the same time, created a substantial amount of rubbish, threw it all out, and now I’m, well, doing things more slowly, _trying_ to put more thought on everything.

    What I’ve learned – and so far, that’s not that much – is that there’s absolutely no point creating a whole lot of content, sites, designs, whatever, if your not satisfied with the outcome. One good site, post, domain name etc. is worth so much more than a pile of junk.

    And no, I’m no authority on anything, just got, as mentioned, inspired ๐Ÿ™‚ Again, good post.

  • Online Storage December 13, 2012, 1:51 pm

    Thanks for the post Morgan.

    I agree – to grow means learning to work on your business and not in it. I often need to take a step back from my online backup business in order to move it ahead. Our job is to run the business which will grow when we let go and delegate.

    Adrian McLean
    Online Storage Ltd

  • Morgan December 13, 2012, 3:56 pm

    Thanks @Brian – really glad you enjoyed it and it’s very true, one person usually can’t do it all!


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