SPP270 Delegation and Outsourcing

Released On: July 5, 2017

The community has been asking us about what we outsource and delegate to others. We’ve grown a lot over the past years, and it’s become more important for us to focus on what we do best. Today, the guys discuss what they outsource, as well as the thought process behind those choices.

Johnny starts with the question: What CAN you outsource? Just about anything, but you should be careful.

  • Sean and Johnny discuss how they have decided what things they take off Dave’s place, by outsourcing, that make the best use of his time.
  • The guys make the argument against making your own book cover, especially since it’s the biggest conversion element. Next most important? Your product description.
  • Sean explains how to decide what projects you keep for yourself, and what you should outsource, based on your personal strengths.
  • Sean and Johnny talk about how to be a good manager for your outsourcing and what’s required of YOU.
  • It’s not enough to have the right person; you must have the right person in the right position.
  • The guys discuss setting good expectations and how NOT to micromanage people while still getting the results and work done you want.
  • Sean explains that outsourcing is a SKILL. You’ll get better at it over time.
  • Johnny also discusses what to do when your outsourced people have their OWN outsourced people. In other words, you should have to manage your employee’s employees. Make sense?
  • Sean closes with these thoughts: don’t be a seagull manager. Know what you want to outsource for, start small, and be specific when you consider the outcomes you want.

Something Cool:

Dave loves the final episode of season 3 of Better Call Saul. It’s so well done!

  • Johnny is loving the book, Good to Great. It’s what distinguished good companies from great companies, and the transition period between those.
  • Sean has something NOT cool – All Eyez On Me. It was even a date night. The movie falls short on the script.

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