Be it editing videos, from video interviews I’ve done, or trying to fix something on my web site. While I love learning and figuring things out, I’ve found that the BEST use of my time has been to HIRE others to do these things while I focus on the overall management and growth of my company. Much of this help I get on Elance – from time to time, I’ll ask my children to help (and I do pay them).
The New York Times wrote how a small business owner went looking for a four line telephone system to upgrade their business from the virtual telephone system they were using.
As many of the comments in the article said, the business owner should have solicited the help of an expert to help guide them on what phone system to use and how to install it for their business.
LESSONS LEARNED: While it’s GREAT to explore and learn, I advocate this in my six Rules of Technology Success http://www.sixtechrules.com – to educate yourself, you don’t want to get in the WEEDS of your business or you can’t lead it and grow it.