said 1 year, 4 months ago:
Another often used excuse for not delegating is thinking they person to whom you delegate the task can’t/won’t do it as well as you would.
With regards to myself, that is probably the more common reason for not delegating.
Knowing where you are going is certainly as important as knowing how you will get there. Mistakes are going to happen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to minimize them!
I’ve dealt with intimidating people in business, both men and women, and there’s no sure fire way to avoid them.
However, I’ve found that if you are confident in your own abilities (and knowledge), and don’t let them draw you into a power struggle, a few well placed facts seems to settle them down.
I’m right now trying to tell my recently-graduated nephews that taking a few more classes while they are trying to find jobs wouldn’t hurt their chances later on, and they would never regret having the additional credits.
Aah…The client interview. I don’t think you can ever ask too many questions of a potential client. After all, the more you know, the better you can help.
I found this while looking around on the internet:White Paper Client Interview Template: Good for Sales Letters, Too.
Notice the author is SME’s own @mike-stelzner
It’s never too late to start networking. One great resource for face-to-face networking is, http://www.meetup.com
They have thousands of already established meeting and networking groups listed for just about every community.