10 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Don't Do (Themselves!)

Time is a entrepreneur's most valuable commodity. Yet one of the biggest problems for small businesses and startups is that the founders are wasting their time trying to do it all. We euphemistically say we “wear lots of hats” but the truth is that entrepreneurs are often trying to save money by doing it all themselves.
This can be a huge mistake. There are some things that are better done by professional and are better delegated or outsourced. Whatever your area of expertise, it isn’t the 15 other things you’re trying to manage every day.
Plus, the burden of having to do all kinds of additional tasks takes you away from doing what you’re best at. Maybe that’s big ideas, sales, or producing a product, and those are all things that directly contribute to the company’s bottom line.
Plus, these days the “gig” economy means that you don’t have to bring on a full-time employee to get the job done. Maybe you don’t have enough tasks to employ a bookkeeper or accountant full time, but you could definitely handle having someone balance your books each month.
If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner and you’re still trying (and failing) to do it all, here are 10 tasks you should consider delegating or outsourcing immediately:



Very few small business owners went to school for finances, bookkeeping or accounting, and these are very specialized roles with specialized knowledge, especially in places with lots of regulations. It can cost as little as $100 a month to hire a bookkeeper who can balance your books each month, and a little extra to pay someone to help you with your taxes at the end of the year. As you grow, these people can also make suggestions about tax implications and cash flow, becoming a sort of part-time CFO. The piece of mind alone is worth every penny.


Many very small businesses, especially internet-based businesses, seem to think they can get by without legal advice or proper contracts. But too often this comes back to haunt them later in very expensive ways. Services like CorpNet can help you register your business as an LLC and perform other legal tasks, and the website RocketLawyercan help you create simple contracts. If you have an unusual business or situation, though, it would behoove you to hire a lawyer to help you draft contracts and any other legal protections you need.



Unless you are legitimately a graphic designer, don’t try to do your logo, your website, your business cards, or any other graphics or art for your business on your own. You will end up looking unprofessional at best, and foolish at worst. Instead, look for professionally designed templates at the low end of the spectrum, or a freelance designer you can work with at the higher end. GraphicRiver offers templates for all kinds of collateral at very reasonable prices. And sites like Upwork are good places to find designers.

4>Web Development

These days, anyone can create a very basic website that looks good and functions well, but if your needs go beyond static pages and perhaps a blog, it’s a good idea to find a good web developer. Even if you make something that works on your own, chances are there’s an easier, better, more stable way to accomplish the task that a developer will know. In addition, having a freelancer or developer on retainer you can go to when something breaks is priceless.

5>Social Media

Is posting to your Facebook page and tweeting 20 times a day really the best use of your time? The problem with social media generally isn’t the time we spend posting, but the time we then waste going down the rabbit hole, looking at other people’s posts. But social media is one of the easiest things to outsource. There’s almost certainly a college marketing student in your town who would be thrilled for a part time social media posting job. I believe the posts and content should be yours, but the scheduling and posting can be done by someone else.


Sure, you can write the copy for your website, sales materials, and content yourself, but think about how much is riding on those words. When you consider that your sales — the lifeblood of your company — are riding on the copy on your website, for example, do you really want to leave that up to an amateur? Copywriters can be found at every different price point under the sun, and can often be found less expensive if you write the first draft and they edit the copy.

7>Chores at Home

This may seem like a strange item to include on the list, but imagine how much more you would enjoy your downtime from work if you didn’t have to clean the house, mow the lawn, do the shopping, or fix the leaky toilet? Outsourcing home chores can make your downtime more relaxing, which can in turn make you much more productive at work.

8>Filing, Data entry or Transcription

Any tasks that don’t require many specialized skills can easily be outsourced. Maybe you have paperwork that must be filed, loads of data to enter, or audio or video files that need to be transcribed. These are excellent jobs to outsource quickly and easily. I know of a small business owner who traveled frequently, and finally outsourced all his flight and hotel bookings to an assistant to free up his own time.


Again, unless you yourself are a marketing expert, this is a task best left to the pros — otherwise you could find yourself wasting lots of money for very little result. Everything from a direct mail campaign to email marketing or Facebook ads has people with specialized skills and experience who can make the process easier and more profitable.

10>IT and Data

Having a freelancer you can call or someone on retainer to phone when the computers go down is priceless. The more complicated your technology needs become, the more you need to invest in proper support for those technologies. As we move into the era of cloud computing, automation, and even AI and robotics, smaller and smaller companies will be able to make use of these tools — but that means they will need the support systems in place to care for them. Even the smallest business produces data, especially online, and a tool or freelancer to help you understand and interpret that data can help you make better business decisions, just like a larger business.
These are just the main tasks I could think of, but I’d be curious to know: what else is on your list of tasks to delegate? Do you find it easy to outsource different tasks, or do you have trouble letting go? Let me know in the comments below. 
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10 best 4GB RAM phones for playing games: huge 6.0 inch, 128GB ROM

1. Lenovo K6 Note

This is one of the newest smartphones of the manufacturer. It features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 430 octa-core 1.5GHz chip, 32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB) paired with 3/4GB RAM, a big 4,000mAh battery, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

Those Lenovo K6 Note specs will help you play games smoothly. Moreover, the handset sports a great combo of 16MP rear (with PDAF plus dual CCT flash) + 8MP front-facing camera to assist users in taking pictures and stellar speakers enhanced with Dolby Atmos tech to deliver ultimate cinema sound experience.

2. ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra
Next is ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra, a real cool phablet for playing games you need to know. Its screen measures 6.8 inches with Full HD resolution and an IPS LCD panel. So, your fingers would be more comfortable when moving on the display, rite?! Other ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra specs are also strong: ASUS ZenUI 3.0 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, a Snapdragon 652 octa-core (4 x 1.8GHz & 4 x 1.4GHz) chipset, 32/64/128GB of expandable ROM, 4GB of RAM, and a 4,600mAh batt with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

3. Huawei Honor Note 8

Thirdly, let’s meet Huawei Honor Note 8. Yeah, it’s a Note, so we are not surprised to see a huge 6.6-inch 2K Super AMOLED display getting on board. Under the hood, there are a Kirin 955 octa-core (4 x 2.5GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz) chip set, a 4,500mAh cell, EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, 4GB RAM coupled with 32/64/128GB of internal memory (expandable) in charge of running the whole machine. Additionally, Huawei Honor Note 8 specs offer DTS sound tech to give excellent sounds to users. As a result, your games would be so lively. Huawei Honor Note 8 price is around $350, a very affordable cost for a smartphone like that, huh?!

4. Lenovo P2
Coming up next is another new Lenovo phone called Lenovo P2. It packs a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, a Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0GHz processor, a 13MP + 5MP cam set, and a massive 5,100mAh battery with fast charging tech. Besides, please note that you have many choices over RAM and ROM capacity: 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 32GB, and 4GB + 64GB.

5. HP Elite x3


Number 5 is HP Elite x3, the only Window phone as well as a very outstanding one in the market now. Spec-wise, x3 carries a 5.96-inch Quad HD display, Windows 10 OS, a Snapdragon 820 quad-core (2 x 2.15GHz & 2 x 1.6GHz) chip, Bang & Olufsen speakers, a 4,150mAh cell, 64GB of internal storage (expandable), and 4GB RAM. Those are gorgeous features and you won’t have to worry about the handset’s performance in anything. To own this premium machine, you will need at least $700.

6. Gionee M6 Plus
Gionee M6 Plus is the next device we would like to introduce to you. It houses many a 6.0-inch Full HD AMOLED screen, a Helio P10 octa-core (4 x 2.0GHz & 4 x 1.0GHz) processor, 64/128GB of expandable ROM, 4GB of RAM, Amigo 3.5 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, and a very generous 6,020mAh batt supported by fast charging tech to be basic. In general, Gionee M6 Plus is a great candidate you should take into consideration when it comes to buying a gaming smartphone. Gionee M6 Plus price is 2,999 Yuan ($449) for the 64GB version and 3,199 Yuan ($479) for the 128GB.

7. ZTE Nubia Z11 Max
Continuing our list is ZTE Nubia Z11 Max equipped with a big, beautiful 6.0-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display. Other ZTE Nubia Z11 Max specs are also very powerful to give you smooth gaming performances: a Snapdragon 652 octa-core (4 x 1.8GHz & 4 x 1.4GHz) chipset, 64GB ROM (expandable), 4GB RAM, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS with Nubia UI 3.9.9 on top, a 16MP + 8MP shooter package, a 4,000mAh cell allowing 2.82 days of regular usage and 1.76 days of heavy usage, and Quick Charge 3.0 technology. ZTE Nubia Z11 Max price is around $305 if you want to purchase it.

8. OPPO R9 Plus
OPPO R9 Plus is a selfie-centric device but it’s also a strong one for playing games. Speaking specifically, OPPO R9 Plus specs include a 6.0-inch Full HD screen, Color OS 3.0 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, a Snapdragon 652 octa-core (4 x 1.8GHz & 4 x 1.2GHz) chip set, 64/128GB of expandable ROM, 4GB of RAM, a 4,120mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge technology (75% in 30 minutes). OPPO R9 Plus price is 3,299 Yuan ($507).

9. Xiaomi Mi Max


Number 9 is Xiaomi Mi Max, an elegant smartphone for playing games. Spec-wise, it boasts 6.44-inch Full HD ISP LCD screen, MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, a Snapdragon 650 (4 x 1.4GHz & 2 x 1.8GHz) or SD 652 (4 x 1.8GHz & 4 x 1.4GHz) processor, a 16MP main + 5MP secondary snapper combo, and a 4,850mAh cell. At the moment, Xiaomi Mi Max price for the SD 650 + 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM model is 1,299 Yuan (around $195) after an official price cut in China. Meanwhile, prices of other versions like SD 652 + 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM (1,699 Yuan or $255) and SD 652 + 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM (1,999 Yuan or $300) will be remained.

10. Samsung Galaxy A9 (Pro)

Finally, we’ve got Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016). It’s definitely one of the best phablets of the firm due to its cool combination of specifications and cost. In terms of Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) specs, it has a 6.0-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, a Snapdragon 652 octa-core (4 x 1.8GHz & 4 x 1.4GHz) chip, 32GB ROM (expandable), 4GB RAM, a set of 16MP primary + 8MP selfie camera, and a generous 5,000mAh batt with fast charging tech. Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) price is around $480.

Okay, they are 10 best phones for playing games we would like to show you. All of them have powerful 4GB of RAM, beautiful 5.5-inch Full HD displays, and huge batteries. Then, what do you think about them? Share with me.

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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2016, So Far

10. “The Night Manager”

It took Oscar-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier to finally bring John Le Carre’s espionage thriller to life, and boy, did she ever. The miniseries was striking in every way, from the global locales and picturesque hotels to the way characters were displayed upon such backdrops. More than just eye candy, Tom Hiddleston as soldier-turned-spy Jonathan Pine was a man with a mission, quietly stoic in the face of his nemesis Richard Roper, played with dangerous glee by Hugh Laurie. Olivia Colman brought the heart, Elizabeth Debicki the heartache and Tom Hollander a sense of impotent rage. The storytelling was large in scale yet intimate in how it played out, and it’s no wonder that viewers are hoping for more, even though Le Carre never wrote a sequel.

9. “Silicon Valley”                         

To many, Mike Judge’s gloriously profane comedy is escapism. But ask anyone who actually works in the San Francisco Bay Area tech scene, and it’s not like they’ll admit that it’s a full-on documentary… But they also won’t deny that at times, the show has struck awfully close to home when it comes to how incredibly absurd start-up culture can be. In Season 3, “Silicon Valley” truly established its groove, while also being unafraid of tossing the occasional curveball into the mix. And it has some of the most memorable characters and quotable exchanges on television. Way to use that D, “Silicon Valley.” (We’re referring, of course, to dialogue.)

8. “Togetherness”

Ostensibly a comedy, Mark and Jay Duplass’ relationship opus featured some staggeringly good performances from its ensemble, including Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet and Steve Zissis. Thanks to what felt like a truly collaborative effort, the show never shied away from getting real about how hard it can be, to be in love, to be looking for love or to just be unsure about what you should be looking for. And there was a “Dune” musical starring puppets. We may never get to find out what happens next to Brett, Michelle, Alex and Tina, but it was wonderful getting to know them in the first place.

7. “Broad City”
“I love comedy rhythm,” Ilana Glazer said in a recent IndieWire interview. “When I was younger, I listened to a lot of stand-up comedy albums, but then when you add the visual element, I just love it. I like thinking of it in terms of rhythm.”

The statement is significant for two reasons. First and foremost, “Broad City” is a lesson in comedy rhythm; not only in how to flow from point to point, joke to joke, during an episode, but also how to construct episodes over the course of the season that challenge expectations without disrupting the series’ established identity. But Glazer’s fascination with rhythm also applies to her irreplaceable dynamic with co-star and co-creator Abbi Jacobson. “Broad City” is built on their rhythms, and it’s all the better for it.

6. “The Path” 


Combining the doubly topical subject of cults — I mean, “movements,” which are in the zeitgeist thanks to Scientology’s detractors, but also finally being explored in a real way on TV — with the grounded realism associated with all of Jason Katims’ shows (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”), “The Path” hits home in a major way for anyone who’s ever doubted, well, anything. Aaron Paul, Hugh Dancy and Michelle Monaghan make for a commanding lead trio, but the casting is impressive across the board. From veteran character actors like Rockmund Dunbar to newcomers like Kyle Allen, “The Path” feels frighteningly real from start to finish — in every way.

5. “Catastrophe”
The sophomore outing for one of TV’s most brilliant dark-horse series continued to stun viewers with its daring. Few comedies have the deft touch to be able to handle all of the ugliness of relationships, but “Catastrophe” did so while still somehow remaining positive and really kind of sweet. This season brought a lot of loss — sexual desire, self, trust — but despite this, we feel that Sharon and Rob (Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney) will somehow work it out. A side plot about their friends’ broken marriage may have seemed like a curious departure from our heroes (each season is only six episodes, after all) but it offered a different, more mature and poignant take on the nature of relationships and how a couple — as individuals and together — evolve.

4. “The Americans”
“The Americans” is coming to an end. Granted, there are two more seasons left — 13 more episodes next year before a 10-episode final season in 2018 — but Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields’ critically-adored masterpiece will come to a close the way it’s always wanted. What that might look like, we have no idea, in part because each season becomes more enigmatic than the last. More surprises means more action; more action means more development; but what separates “The Americans” from the other twisty dramas out there is its primary developments are always internal. It’s not so much what physically happens to these core characters — or what they physically do to others. “The Americans” is concerned with the Jennings’ emotional health, and after so many up and down arcs, we’ve become far more invested in their future than just about anyone else on television. Season 4 took this devotion even deeper, making us all the more eager to see what’s next.

3. “Better Call Saul”
In its second season, “Better Call Saul” proves that it can stand on its own as more than just a “Breaking Bad” prequel hurtling to its inevitable destination. In particular, Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) has become so damn sympathetic, in part because of his dogged protection of his brother Chuck (Michael McKean) who neither trusts nor appreciates him but also in part because of the very flaws that will lead him to become Saul Goodman. It’s frustrating, it’s heartbreaking, it’s freaking hilarious, yet always compelling TV that dives deep into morality in a way that’s neither preachy nor contrived. And let’s not forget how gorgeously realized the show is, from its stunning photography to its deliberate, psychological framing. As for “Breaking Bad” devotees, the Mike (Jonathan Banks) storyline has progressed in a satisfying way that foreshadows what’s to come (perhaps Gus Fring in Season 3?).

2. “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

It’s not that no one expected “The People v. O.J. Simpson” to be any good (they didn’t), but no one wanted the well-documented story of the O.J. Simpson trial to still be relevant, more than two decades later. We want to believe the racial bias, sexism and media’s obsession with misinformation is an example of past behavior we want to keep in the past. But recent events, before and after the release of “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” serve as evidence to the contrary; that we’re not there yet; that we’re as far from harmony, truth and justice as we were when O.J. Simpson walked free. This series brought that to mind with stark, uncomfortable yet addictive clarity; a potent mix designed to make audiences question everything without alienating them from the story driving this crucial discussion. Well-acted, perfectly produced and artfully directed, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” is a stunning accomplishment that will stand the test of time — whether we want it to or not.

1. “Veep”

All eyes were on the Emmy-winning comedy this year due to a change in showrunners — often the sort of move that shows don’t survive. But under the new rule of David Mandel, “Veep” remained one of the ballsiest shows on television, taking major narrative chances all while continuing to teach us the art of insulting our enemies. The streak of cruelty that underlies Selina Meyer’s roller coaster career is at times rough going, until you consider the world of actual politics. Selina might never truly be President. But she’ll always be the “Veep” of our hearts.

10 Movies with Valuable Life lessons

1: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION                           

Hope is always a good thing.
Get busy living or get busy dyingCrawl through the river of shitKeep your mind occupied when things around aren’t just fine

2:FIGHT CLUB                     

Sometimes, Pain can be redemptive. Never lose hope. Keep moving.
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anythingYou are slave of your 'civilized' mind - Your job, money, cars, girlfriend, everything owns you. The things you own end up owning you.The problem is think we have time. We expect somebody to bring the change in our lives. If you are passionate about something, pursue it. At least, you will not die with regrets.

Rushed/ busy mentality prevents us from experiencing the moment
Doing something for an end result makes it harder to accomplish
Death isn't sad. The sad thing is: most people don't live at all.
The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most.The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination
Fear creates restlessness and contributes to a lack of peace within you
r current reality.


You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, 
go get it. Period.Just because you’re somewhere, doesn’t mean you have 
to stay there.

You see that life will become a thing made of holes. Absences. Losses. Things that were there and are no longer. And you realize, too, that you have to grow around and between the gaps, though you can put your hand out to where things were and feel that tense, shining dullness of the space where the memories areToo much to learn from. Masaan is a must watch extra ordinary piece.
It will change the way you perceive (Closure to death).



Education can come from everywhere
We spend so much time thinking what others perceive us as that we eventually lose track of who we really are.We all need genuine friends and catalysts to help us find our journey.

You are truly your own worst critic.
People live for applause.Things aren't always as they appear.Love and admiration are not the same.Everyone loves a comeback story.


The past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.
Being brave does not mean you go looking for troubles.


Never give up.The biggest enemy in our pursuit of excellence is our-self and our own failure to follow our passion, to accept that we have done a good job and post-rationalize our failure to become great on the people around us and things that life have thrown at us.