When I published my thoughts about Stress, I mentioned how I failed to deliver a crucial feature after spending so much time in the past months. That critical point had led me to burnout and eventually caused me to switch jobs for a fresh start. One of the reasons I needed a fresh start was because I had accumulated quite an amount of features and initiatives within the company. Whenever we talked about implementing something new, publishing a new course, or initiating a new sales process, I was super excited to join and help. It didn’t matter if I already had too much on my shoulders. At one time, I was trying to publish an entire course while working full-time on software development. The whole story ended with failures on so many sides, as I wrote before. They discarded the big project I was working on, and they published that course with 10+ contributors in the end.
It’s been a pain in the ass for me recently and this article is simply spot on :) To me, it is hard to delegate things to newbies without feeling the urgent need to follow up daily and be sure that they did the right thing. Though it’s a learning process for them to become autonomous eventually, it still kills me deep inside until “the things are getting done and completed” finally.