When it comes to outsourcing, most people associate this with something that business owners should be doing, and whilst we’d agree to a certain extent, it’s not just those who own a business who can benefit from outsourcing their workload, and in fact some of the most successful people in the world are those who have understood that the best way to effectively and efficiently manage their time is by focusing on their strengths and giving anything else away that doesn’t fulfill that criteria – they understand that there are only so many hours in the day and that they, not only don’t have time for everything that needs to be done but that they also aren’t going to be the best at everything that’s on their list of things to be achieved.
So, if you’re currently finding it difficult to manage your time and get everything done in your life without feeling stressed all the time and like you never have enough time for yourself to get anything done, then in this post we’re going to share with you some of the reasons why you should consider outsourcing some of those things in your life and why it’s not something that’s just for business owners.
It saves you money:
Although the money side of things is definitely something that applies to business owners when it comes to outsourcing, it’s not just business owners who benefit financially from outsourcing – it can save you a lot of money to outsource in your personal life, too because money and time are often linked.
For example, if you currently find yourself spending a few hours each day or week on things like cleaning, organizing or even doing admin work for the house, then you may be taking that time away from a business you do run from home, and if you just hired someone to take care of those things for you then you’d have your time to do the work that actually makes you money and that you probably enjoy more than cleaning or sorting out your paperwork.
Whether you hire someone to come in and clean your place once a week or hire someone who offers virtual services and works online to help with things like filing and paperwork, then you’re definitely going to save yourself a good bit of money even if it’s not immediately clear to you how it relates to the time you’re spending on those things.
It gives you freedom:
Outsourcing isn’t just about saving money, but a big part of it is about saving yourself time and creating more freedom in your life, which as we mentioned above often translates to saving money so the two are highly inter-linked. Whether it’s time for yourself, time to travel, time with your kids and family, or even just time to do whatever you want with, then taking away the tasks that are using up that time is something that’s important for you to do so and outsourcing will definitely allow you that sense of freedom.
It’s a form of self-care:
Although it may not seem like outsourcing has anything to do with self-care, the two are actually very closely inter-linked and have a lot to do with each other. For example, if you’re constantly unable to get things done in your house, spend time with your kids, find time for yourself to go to the gym or eat a healthy lunch everyday because your workload is taking over your life, then you’re really not running your business or life in a way that’s creating any kind of freedom for you, so outsourcing will allow you to free up your time to focus on the things that are actually necessary for your health and wellbeing.
It sets a good example:
In our society, there seems to be some kind of weird badge of honor associated with those who are able to do and have it all, and although there’s certainly nothing wrong with being independent and able to manage multiple aspects of your life, it’s also important to remember that in order for you to be good at something fully, you have to be at your best, and this means healthy both in mind and body.
So, showing up as a frazzled, stressed and half-focused version of you to do things really isn’t the best example to be setting for others – especially not your children. This means that if you have things you can outsource that are stressing you out, then you need to be focusing on getting rid of those things and showing your children that being effective, efficient, and working hard doesn’t mean being able to do everything, but it’s about understanding which areas are requiring more of your focus and where you should be focusing your time and energy based on your strengths and weaknesses.
It gives someone a job:
Even if it’s just a few hours per week or a project here and there, by outsourcing things in your life and business that you don’t enjoy or aren’t good at, you’re providing someone else with the opportunity to do things that they enjoy and allow them to make money in a way that suits their lifestyle.
So many people are looking for genuine ways to make money online but are worried that it may be a scam, so the more people are able to provide real jobs to show them that this is possible, then it’s really going to help create the shift we need within society to break away from the old belief paradigm that everyone has to work for a company on the payroll in a 9-5 and that starting a business is only for a special few.
We hope that this post has been helpful in getting you to see that outsourcing isn’t just something for those who run a business, but it’s something that you can and should do to be creating freedom in all areas of your life or business.
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