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Start Your Business Right By Doing This

Melvyn Tan
Melvyn Tan
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When I started my own training and consulting firm, I wanted a hand in everything. I conducted every single workshop. I vetted every piece of work. I even sent out every single invoice.

10 years later, I was wildly successful but I was miserable.

The mistake

The mistake I made was I failed to delegate. Worse than that, I never documented my processes for getting things done.

Because I’ve never documented my processes, it was literally impossible for me to delegate.

Any attempts made to delegate will have me feeling this way: it is faster for me to do it myself than to explain to someone else how to get it done. As a result, I never did delegate.

Burnt out

As time passes, I would feel more and more exhausted. Until I began to feel resentful towards my work. Work that I used to love, now I hate.

I was exhausted. I burnt my candles at both ends. I was suffering from burnt out.

Documenting my processes

Now, here’s what I do instead. When I have figured the workflow for my new projects, I would then document the process using Workflowy.

Here’s a process I have mapped out for setting up an email marketing sequence using MailerLite.

Have you mapped out your processes? If you need help, do send me a tweet!

Disclosure: Links to Workflowy and MailerLite are affiliate links. Which means, when you sign up for those services via the links provided, I could get a referral fee or an incentive. If you prefer to use non-affliate links, use this for Workflowy and this for MailerLite.

Melvyn Tan

Despite living the good life at midlife, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. My aim here is to reinvent midlife, learn new skills, and understand how the world works post-COVID.