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Friday, February 07 2014

Now, you might be thinking "Yes, I am Wonder Woman"!  I do it all!  Can you really?  Are you really a super hero?  Honestly, no offense, but I highly doubt it.  

We only have so many hours in a day and we have so many things we want to accomplish in a day.  I need to ask you, "Are you running yourself ragged"?.  If so, is being "Wonder Woman" really such a great thing?

In my opinion, a "Wonder Woman" is the Queen of delegation.  She is the type of woman who has a lot to accomplish but also recognizes that she can't do it alone.  She knows that she needs to delegate to others.  Whether it's at home, at the office or running errands, delegation is the best tool in the organizing tool box to get it all done.  

How do we delegate?  This might be difficult for some who have never done it before.  It involves trust and imperfection.  It's okay to pass off some responsibility to others!  It's okay that it will not get done perfectly.  The important thing is that whatever it is will be one less thing you need to worry about.  That is smart time management, needless to say, a great stress reducer.

You might want to start by making a list of things you want to accomplish that you either don't have time to do or don't like to do.  

Next, you want to compile a list of people to delegate certain tasks to.  They can be your spouse, your kids, other family members, friends or someone you pay to get the job done.  

Then, you match up the task with the appropriate person.  Understand that even though it might not be done exactly the way you would do it, it can still get done.  You might surprise yourself and find that the person you delegate the task to does an even better job than you would have done.  That's okay!  You don't need to be insulted; be grateful!  Everyone is good at something and some are better at certain things than others.  You have your strengths; they have theirs.

If you need assistance, having to hire someone to help you out is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about.

For example, as a professional organizer who specializes in residential organizing, I am an expert when it comes to eliminating clutter and getting others organized.  I save people time and reduce their stress by providing solutions.  This is a form of delegation.

The important thing here is to evaluate all that you have to do and find a way to get it done efficiently without having to do it all yourself.  That's how you truly become "Wonder Woman"!

If you need to reach out for some assistance when it comes to your clutter, time management, paper management or any other type of residential organizing, contact A Better Space.  I am here to help.

In the meantime, have a "WONDERful Day"!



Posted by: Audrey Cupo AT 11:00 am   |  Permalink   |  7 Comments  |  Email
Sometimes I think I might be Wonder Woman, but if it's even close to being true, it's only because I have lots of help, in both my business and my personal life. Life's too short to spend it doing things you don't like or aren't good at!
Posted by Janet Barclay | Organized Assistant on 04/16/2014 - 03:36 PM
We need to get past the stigma and ask for help. It's okay not to be able to handle and do everything. Everyone has their own strengths and I think one of them is know when to reach out for help.
Posted by Audrey on 04/16/2014 - 06:08 PM
I finally decided I need to delegate some housework to a cleaning lady. I hate cleaning floors so that is one thing I delegate. Simple solution and less stress. Thanks for the great post.
Posted by Margarita Ibbott (@DownshiftingPRO) on 05/15/2014 - 09:39 AM
Margarita - It sure feels great when you delegate! Life should be spent doing the things we love and what we do best. More people need to jump on the bandwagon. Glad you liked the post and thank you for your comment.
Posted by Audrey on 05/15/2014 - 05:56 PM
Your post reminds me of a quote I saw recently that read, saying yes all the time won't make you Wonder Woman, it'll make you a Worn-out Woman! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Sarah Soboleski on 05/13/2015 - 10:19 PM
Oh so true Sarah!
Posted by Audrey on 05/14/2015 - 08:08 AM
Thanks for posting this to the Blog Carnival! I like your definition of Wonder Woman = Queen of Delegation. Good thing to remember each day!
Posted by Olive Wagar on 05/17/2015 - 03:26 PM

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