Do It Yourself
Do it yourself. Sometimes you need to do it yourself. There are times when you are the only one who can take care of or handle a situation and it’s best for you to take care of it instead of relying on someone else.
This is not meant to be a micro management situation. We entrust things to team members or other workers within our organization but sometimes there are times when we just need to do it ourselves in order to get it done.
If you are handling a major negotiation within your organization or for yourself, you may not want to trust that to someone else because you know all the details intimately. When your knowledge level of a situation goes much deeper than anyone else on your team, doing it yourself is the best way to stay protected and ensure you will come out on top of the negotiation.
A great example of this is testimonial letters you may ask for regarding your business. When I ask for a testimonial letter for a speaking engagement, I usually send a draft with some of the verbiage I want in the letter instead of letting them write one themselves. This ensures I will have the verbiage I want in the letter for the purpose I need the letter for.
I use testimonial letters to send to other organizations to help get me more speaking opportunities. If the letters aren’t written in a certain way, it could negatively affect my opportunity to get the next speaking gig so it’s important to do it myself in that case.
Do it yourself when you need to in order to make sure it’s handled the way you want it for situations that need that level of involvement from you.
See you next week!
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez, MSgt USAF Retired