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Delegate or Die

Death huh, that's a little deep.. Well, quite frankly if we're unable to learn to put things down, or delegate them to others, we'll eventually sink in business, friendships, romantic relationships, etc. due to the weight we're carrying around. The kicker is that most of the weight some of us (people with some of my same personality traits / High S) may choose to carry around actually has someone else's name on it.


You may be the DIY type, or the person who's always trying to make sure you're considerate of others because you never know what sort of challenges they may be facing in their day to day lives. Or, you may just be someone who isn't comfortable asking for help so you shelve your concerns, rather than go out on a limb and expose that you're not sure how to handle whatever's in your hands. No matter which of these you may be (or not) the fact remains as long as your hands are filled by things you CAN be doing, there won't be enough room for you to hold the things you NEED to be doing.


... as long as your hands are filled by things you CAN be doing, there won't be enough room for you to hold the things you NEED to be doing.

It's the same in business and our careers. In the investments groups I'm associated with, some things CAN be done by others in the group but we all know they should definitely be left to me. For example, I'm a high I and high S in my natural state, with an adaptive D (if you don't know what that means, take the assessment). The group knows anything requiring an intense level of attention to detail should be left to me, as well as designing systems to ensure all needs are met, as well as the creation of digital content for the group. Can several others in the group contribute to that? Absolutely. But if they take that from me, they won't be able to take on the weekly video calls with other investors and contractors, or be able to drive the rest of the team to actually hit the metrics I may have outlined in a document. If they take what I'm doing away from me, they won't be able to help me with items I seriously don't want to be burdened by. This would turn into neither of us being able to shine in the ways we know we should, because we're doing tasks that don't align with our natural talents or "super powers."


... because players like Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were willing to focus on their positions, Dennis had the room he needed to shine. There was genuine trust and synergy. Synergy is priceless and cannot be faked.

In the sports world, if Dennis Rodman began focusing on scoring rather than getting rebounds for Mike and Scottie, their well oiled machine would've run a lot less smoothly. Those rebounds allotted the higher scoring players many more second chances at making a basket. Those second and third chances led to several championships being won. Dennis played his part at such a high level that in today's sports world if you play his position, he's almost always used as the textbook example of how to do it the way it's meant to be done. In the same fashion, because players like Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were willing to focus on their positions, Dennis had the room he needed to shine. There was genuine trust and synergy. Synergy is priceless and cannot be faked.


You carrying other people's responsibilities steals away their chance to grow into themselves, be at their best, and flow in their truth.

The moral of this story is to put down what you CAN be doing, in order to pick up what's truly yours. You shining in your position will allow someone else to shine in theirs. You carrying other people's responsibilities steals away their chance to grow into themselves, be at their best, and flow in their truth.


Put it down. Live in your light. Delegate.

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