When You’re in Over Your Head

We were in Antigua on our Rotary project in the schools although this year there were no students given there’s a ban on field trips in the Bellevue School District. So, we adults are doing a lot of the work the kids usually did.

I quickly realized I was in over my head when attaching RJ45 connectors to ethernet cables. I haven’t done it in over seven years, when I wired access points around my house. If I was the one responsible for cables we’d be in trouble. So, I figured out other things I can do (besides project management) and I found some of those things to help this incredibly successful project, which has made the lives of many people richer (including us).*

The same philosophy goes for many other things in life and business. Don’t do everything. Get experts  who can do whatever it is faster and better. Doesn’t matter if it’s menial tasks like attaching connectors to cables or strategy or advisory work. Get the best suited person for the task and concentrate on those things you do best (and better than others).

I find it a good sign when a business buyer says they want to focus on vision and growth. It’s also good when an owner says “I don’t know how to do that because we have people who do it for us.


“Those are the memories that make me a wealthy soul.” Bob Seger

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