A landlord owned several rental properties which he always managed himself. He mowed the yards, picked up trash and did all the maintenance he could himself to save money.
After a few years he moved to another state and was forced to hire a property manager until the properties could be sold. But once he moved, he realized he was still earning 80 percent of what he had earned before, but in only 5 percent of the time he had previously spent on his real estate. The landlord kept the first properties and bought more property in the new state, but this time he hired a property manager to take care of them. The landlord learned the value of delegation.
There will be seasons in your life when economic necessity means you must mow your own yard, and fix your own vehicles. But learning to delegate these whenever possible might free more time to spend with your family or with the Lord. And that would redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.