Shortcuts to Business Success

By Gail Doby, ASID
CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University

Have you ever said to yourself, “If I only could clone myself, I could get three times as much done”? Well, you can’t clone yourself—not yet, at least—but you can do the next best thing. You can engage others in your vision and exponentially increase the rate at which you accomplish your tasks and goals.

Imagine yourself as one of those Hindu goddesses with multiple arms, each wielding different powers to take action simultaneously. That’s what it’s like when you outsource and delegate tasks to others. Instead of checking items off your to-do list one by one, you can check them off in clusters all at once.

To reduce the time you’d need to spend managing and coordinating this additional personnel, start by bringing everyone together for orientation and training. Share with them your vision for your firm and encourage them to contribute their talents and initiative toward achieving it. Go through your firm’s operations manual, familiarizing them with the processes and procedures they need to follow in doing their work. Explain why they are essential to the efficient and secure operation of the firm. At the same time, empower them to make suggestions where they see opportunities for improvement.

You’ll be amazed at the breakthroughs that can occur when everyone on the team is in sync and working toward the same vision. You’ll not only accomplish things faster, you will free up time for yourself to do the things outside of work that you want and enjoy.

Do you want to fast track your business to greater success? Join us for this year’s Genius Exchange and we’ll show you how. If you’re an experienced design business owner who currently brings in $250k or more annually, we created this event just for you. You’ll learn how to tap into your vision and share it with your team. Plus, you’ll come away with an armload of practical, current strategies, plans and templates you can use all year long to take your business to the next level.

Space for this intimate gathering of select successful designers is limited, so act now. For more information and to enroll in this exclusive, unique peer-to-peer workshop, visit our web page at


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