The best entrepreneurs understand that they can’t do everything themselves, and that delegation and teamwork are the keys to business success.
Do you feel as though you have far more goals than you have the time, energy, or capabilities to see them through? Do you often find yourself procrastinating on these goals, and then feeling increasingly guilty about it the longer you put them off? If you do, you’re not alone.
It’s a common complaint among business owners, and it used to be one for me too.
It’s as though they’re bursting with exciting, innovative ideas, but when it comes down to choosing which ones to implement in their business—and finding the motivation to make it happen—they get stuck.
They procrastinate, feel guilty about it, and then procrastinate some more. It becomes an endlessly tiring, confidence-depleting cycle.
Breaking the cycle
Having lots of ideas isn’t the problem here—the problem is
New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:
I’m excited to announce that Rebecca Blumenstein is going to take on a new role, as deputy editor, Publisher’s Office. Rebecca will step away from the news cycle to become my day-to-day partner in supporting our journalism operations at a time when they are growing rapidly in size and ambition.
As she starts in the role, one of Rebecca’s key areas of focus will be on our workplace. Our shared goal is ensuring The Times remains the place where the world’s best journalists — and all of the rest of us who support them — can do the best, most impactful work of their careers. To that end, I’ve asked Rebecca to help me, Dean Baquet, Joe Kahn and Kathleen Kingsbury grapple with questions like how we better manage a much larger, more complex