How much are you paying for mediocrity in your business?

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I am terrible at doing handy work. I am mediocre at best when it comes to spring cleaning our little garden with a few fruit trees.

My default position is to do it with minimal time and effort. It should be good enough to meet family expectations. By the way, their expectations are not very high. And it is a good thing!
If I think more deeply about this scenario, there is a better way.

The better way is to engage a professional gardener to do my job. Yes, I have to pay him. But his payment is nothing compared to how much I pay for mediocrity.

Here is a quick example:

  • Quote from the Gardner: $250
  • Estimate of paying for my mediocrity: $2000

Here is the breakdown:

  • My hourly rate
  • Risk of injury
  • Chance of not identifying disease/other issues in the trees
  • Risk of not identifying needs for manure/fertilisers
  • Low quality of pruning trees and cleaning
  • Time away from my family
  • The frustration of doing work that I do not enjoy
  • Chance of not getting quality fruits in the season because of my limited knowledge

Here is a question for you:

How much are you paying for mediocrity in your business?

Consider engaging passionate experts to be your guides. Our default position of doing it all in-house may not serve us well!

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