“Patience Judo”? What on earth is that?
In her book, Drop the Ball, Tiffany Dufu talks about its importance when you start to delegate tasks to others.
“We quickly grow impatient when things on our to-do list aren’t done the way we think they should be done.”
She shared the research that when men were asked to do the dishes by their partner, 30% “did it wrong” and 25% were never asked again!
Being able to create space for you to do the work that only you can do, requires you to let go of some control. It’s hard but necessary.
Personally, my challenge for delegation is not just about quality, but also about having things done on my time-frame. I recently created a holding list, “Waiting for DH”, for tasks around the house which my husband is responsible for. I’ve given myself permission not to worry about them anymore!
At the February 2018 Tokyo Girls on Fire Lean In Circle, 10 professional women from Australia, China, Columbia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, UK and US, shared our life hacks to get more of our goals achieved, rather than just ticking off items on our to-do lists.
It requires taking a good hard look at what you can do. Last year the Lean In Japan Entrepreneurs Circle covered the same material (Read the Event Report here). The main difference with this circle was really focusing on outsourcing and the need to train team members to be able to take on more responsibility.
We also celebrated a promotion, a first trip to global HQ, successful job change, Professional certification and a new baby. It’s always inspiring to see how much these women are achieving in their careers.
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2017/18 Meeting Dates
Generally held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7pm to 9pm at Dale Carnegie Japan. Meetings are free unless otherwise stated.
2018 3/28, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18
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