Jack Of All Trades, Master of None
A pilot flies the plane. He doesn’t fix the engine. The technician installs the indicator lights, but the pilot needs only to know one thing. What does it mean when it’s on, what does it mean when it’s off…
Finding yourself wasting time on tasks that you, to be frank, suck at? Quit doing those tasks. When you’re building your business, there’s something to be said for knowing what the indicators are, but that doesn’t mean you need to know how to take them apart and put them back together again.
In the world of blogging, which is basically marketing through copy editing, it’s critical that you find your place and pursue it. Some of us design templates, some of us program features, some of us can do a little bit of everything. While it’s nice to be able to say, “I know how to do that,” it can very easily become your downfall.
There are only so many days in a week, and so many hours in a day. Spending your time working on a wider variety of tasks will make you a well rounded individual with an average compensation. Why? Because the more you show you know, the more they’ll demand, and likely without increased return on your invested time…and then you lose one important opportunity, the opportunity to strive for excellence in one area.
People who focus on one thing develop their craft to a much higher degree than those of us who attempt to do it all, and therefore are worth more. In the search for purpose in this life, it’s fun to explore many different ideas. It’s exciting to apply your talents to more than one area, but it will be even more rewarding if you become an expert in your field. You might even find that focusing on one path opens up doors you thought would never appear.
The key to financial wealth and freedom in this economy is developing a support network and farming out the tasks that you just plain suck at. Anyone who has built a successful business can tell you that. Don’t spend your time doing what you don’t know how to do. Evaluate your processes, make sure you understand how they work to help your business, but find the right person who is an expert at that task…or machine :). Robots never talk back! Please read the stockpair review for more info.