Save Time by Using a Resource Book

How to turn your experience into an instruction manual and delegation tool. 

Stever Robbins
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Quick Tip: The Power of a Resource Book

In my lifelong quest to Work Less and Do More, I've realized the power of delegation. But sometimes the thought of creating instructions for the delegatee is enough to get me to keep doing the work myself.

Anytime you adopt a new responsibility, start keeping a resource book*. This resource book can be an actual notebook or a file on your computer. Record everything you do related to the particular responsibility, including the lessons you learn, how you deal with any emergencies, and relevant contact information. Voila--your resource book becomes an instruction manual and a ready-made delegation tool!

*This idea of a resource book comes directly from my book, Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More.

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About the Author

Stever Robbins

Stever Robbins was the host of the podcast Get-it-Done Guy from 2007 to 2019. He is a graduate of W. Edward Deming’s Total Quality Management training program and a Certified Master Trainer Elite of NLP. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT.