The assigning routine duties that you (yourself) would normally be responsible for, to others. Whereas in business, outsourcing takes jobs away, with outselfing, you are paying others to do your tasks so that you can free that time up for more important things (see examples.) Outselfing requires intense cost benefit analysis as well as careful re-appropriation of time to truly important things. As in business, outselfing should improve the “bottom line”, though in life, the bottom line is not limited to money, but overall quality of life.
Yard work and landscaping. Rather than focusing on how much you could save by doing this yourself, consider outselfing: Paying someone else to do your yard work will actually buy you more time with your family. Quality family relationships is worth far more than a nice yard.
by Distance Doc August 27, 2008