How to choose tasks to be outsourced

"Eliminate before you delegate." - Tim Ferriss

We've identified some online workflows that are very time-consuming. Some of these include: managing people's time by scheduling events on a calendar, prioritizing a todo list, posting on social media platforms, submitting resumes, company research, itinerary creation, logistics planning for meetings, content production and copywriting, budgeting, and document preparation.

It's important to make the distinction between what software can do for a client and what a personal assistant can do. Simple tasks like setting recurring reminders, keeping track of emails and passwords, and to an extent, filtering through email, can be done using software tools.

When we choose tasks to be outsourced, we should take advantage of what humans are good at. A client dealing with multiple domains of work would achieve greater success in outsourcing their work to a human, than a bot.

One mistake that people make is that they're outsourcing tasks that software is good at. For example, if you need to book a flight at a specific time, you could easily do this with a Google search and a couple of button presses. Perhaps, by the time you write down your task description for someone to do it, you could've finished the task yourself!

Prioritization is very important. Outsource the things you're bad at, and focus on the things you're good at.

"What you do is infinitely more important than how you do it." - Tim Ferriss

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