Imagine this: It’s early Monday morning, and your desk is frozen in time from the late-night grind you put in over the weekend. You sacrificed rest, and now, utterly fatigued, you’re facing a day packed with appointments, document preparation, a towering to-do list, and piles of paper that have buried your workspace. Does this chaotic scene strike a chord with you?
For hardworking attorneys like you, this is a recurring nightmare. But we’re here to declare it’s time to stop working on tasks that don’t impact on your law firm’s bottom line. You’re not an assistant; your role significantly impacts your law firm’s prosperity.
Delegation is not a compromise; it’s a powerful managerial tool that aligns with our approach to growing a great practice and cultivating a great life. But here’s the secret – It’s about reconceptualizing your role in your business, investing time upfront to hire and develop a team you can wholeheartedly rely upon.
Now, the big question – what should you delegate to others, and what should remain your domain? The answer is as simple as it is profound. If a task is the highest and best use of your time, then it belongs in your hands. If it’s not pressing, delay or reschedule. If it lacks both urgency and importance, have the courage to delegate. And if it’s not urgent and not important, delete it.
You are an attorney, not an assistant. Your role is to steer the course, shape strategy, and champion your firm’s success. The rest? Leave it to the team you are building, the team you trust, the team that empowers you be the extraordinary attorney you’ve worked hard to become.
Successful delegation is a business skill, and it starts with who you hire, who you trust, and asking the right questions. Have a solid plan in place so you can tackle legal work, grow your practice, cultivate your great life, and empower your team to support your journey to dominating your niche in the market.
If you want help learning how to delegate, we can help!
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