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It was my senior year of high school, and what seemed like an innocent comment at the time.
“Dude…you have a widow’s peak.”
One of my best friends said this to me after I had just gotten a “buzz cut.”
I laughed it off.
A few years later in college, I was full-blown losing my hair.
Today, I’m legally bald.
Okay, that’s dramatic, but what’s a good blog post without some drama?
Anyways…(there’s a business lesson in here, I promise.)
People are often surprised to find out I get a “haircut” every Friday morning.
I literally go in, get buzzed up with a zero guard, rinse it, and leave.
It takes less than 10 minutes and costs about $20 (with a tip).
“Why don’t you just do it yourself?”
“I can’t tell a difference.”
“You seriously go once a week?”
These are all comments I’m used to, and used to actually consider relevant.
Then one day I learned a concept from Dan Kennedy.
And the concept was learning what your time is worth, and making decisions about what you spend time on, based on that worth.
As I studied this concept more and more, I realized two things:
1) I love when my hair is freshly buzzed (like a baseball field in the summertime).
2) I’d probably spend 30 minutes to an hour doing it myself, would procrastinate on it, and would likely mess it up.
By going in once a week at the same time, it’s on my calendar, it gets done, and maybe most importantly, Tudor…it gets done RIGHT.
Sure I could save a little cash by doing it myself, but that time is better spent working on other stuff.
Not trying to run clippers through my head, cleaning the mess, then making sure I did it right.
Now to the main point…
I promise you, there are areas in your life and business where you’re trying to cut your own hair.
As others might say, “Tripping over dollars to save pennies.”
And I wanna CHALLENGE you to stop doing that.
Try to identify just THREE things you consistently do, that you could pay someone else to do better.
Three things that if you eliminated them, they’d free up some time, maybe alleviate some stress, and allow you to focus on work that MATTERS.
(Side Note: If I could find someone to trim my beard while I’m sleeping, that’d be cool…and creepy.)
I’m actually curious what you come up with…
Whether it’s someone to clean your house, mow your lawn, write your emails, or organize your inbox.
Whatever it is, email me and let me know.
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