9 Best Ways to Outsource Per Your Human Design

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9 Best Ways to Outsource Per Your Human Design

November 5, 2020

There’s a question that most creative entrepreneurs ask me when I do their Human Design readings. Depending on their type, it usually goes something like this: “Fiona, I’m a Manifestor/Projector/Reflector with NO ENERGY. What do I do?” or “Fiona, I’m a Manifesting Generator/Generator and I’m supposed to have all this energy because of my defined sacral […]

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There’s a question that most creative entrepreneurs ask me when I do their Human Design readings. Depending on their type, it usually goes something like this:

“Fiona, I’m a Manifestor/Projector/Reflector with NO ENERGY. What do I do?”


“Fiona, I’m a Manifesting Generator/Generator and I’m supposed to have all this energy because of my defined sacral center. Am I doing this wrong?”

Your ability to balance your energy goes beyond your Human Design type because look at Gary Vaynerchuk and Taylor Swift. Those two are Projectors and they are everywhere. I can barely scroll through Instagram without an ad featuring Gary’s New Jersey face staring back at me (no shade, I love you Jersey folks – I’m from Staten Island. Also, I typed “Staten” about 3x and it kept autocorrecting to “Satan.” Do whatever you wish with that information).

Today, let’s take a look at your undefined centers to see where you might need a little extra help in your business.

How to find your undefined centers in your Human Design chart

  1. Head over to myBodygraph and generate a copy of your chart.
  2. Note the parts that aren’t colored in. These are called undefined centers. This guide will have visuals of each undefined center so you can easily figure out which one I’m talking about.

1. Undefined Head Center

If you have an undefined head center, you may feel constantly pressured to answer everyone’s questions.

For example, if you’ve read my earlier blog posts, they’re thousands of words long because my undefined head center wants to make sure everything is covered.

This might show up as:

  • Never knowing when to stop “giving value.”
  • Feeling like you don’t know enough.
  • Pressure to become “an expert.”
  • “Shiny object syndrome” because you keep bouncing from one idea to another.
  • Easily persuaded by others that you need their “framework” or “blueprint.”
  • Difficulty niching or paying attention to just one audience at a time. (Note: I am not a fan of strict niching or audience focus BUT, there is a balance between being all over the place versus juggling your passions).

Some of the things you can outsource:

  • Course or product creation. Get a course or coach that can help you pare it down to only the most necessary bits.
  • An editor for your content.
  • The final decision. As a business owner, you’d traditionally have “the final say” but don’t underestimate the power of a virtual assistant who knows your audience so intimately they can help make this decision.

2. Undefined Ajna Center

The ajna is an awareness center that helps us do our thinking. This is where you process the inspiration that you receive from your head center. Those with an undefined ajna can find themselves trapped in a, “I don’t know enough,” or “I’m not smart enough,” loop.

The difference between you and someone with a defined ajna is that the defined ajna has a fixed way of processing information. You have the joy of being about to understand different concepts and ideas, seeing things from so many perspectives.

Some of the issues with an undefined ajna can overlap with the undefined head center, such as:

  • Struggling to perceive self as an “expert,” especially when you compare yourself to the defined ajna.
  • Not trusting that your own conclusions are also valid.
  • Being unable to accept you can approach the same situation in different ways.

You can try outsourcing:

  • Market research, to prevent yourself from falling down so many rabbit holes you end up with more questions than answers.
  • Creations of systems and SOP’s because they all look great to you. An OBM or systems expert could help with this.
  • Your business plan. A business coach or consultant (depending on your needs) can help with this, especially if you’re stuck in the I wanna do all the things headspace.
  • Mindset. Especially if you’re struggling to press the “launch” or “publish” button because you don’t think you’re good enough.

3. Undefined Throat Center

My older son has a completely open throat center (no active gates) but he lives with three people with very defined throat centers. He’s always under pressure to say something, yet he rarely feels heard. We actively have to prevent ourselves from speaking over him. He’s even started asking his defined throat center little brother to speak on his behalf.

In the creative world, you can definitely feel the pressure of an undefined throat center because marketing is all about communication. Art is communication. Copy is communication. Blog posts. Emails.

Everything is a form of communication so when this doesn’t come naturally to you, anxiety and pressure makes itself at home.

You can try outsourcing:

  • Customer support emails.
  • Social media engagement (having someone answer DM’s and comments for you).
  • Content creation. Ask for someone who can take your rambles and transform it into content – yes, they exist!
  • Copywriting (ask them for brand copy guidelines, too!)

Protip: If you’re a podcaster or youtuber who struggles with being heard, try bringing on a co-host or guest speakers.

4. Undefined G Center

This undefined G center is difficult because your identity and purpose live here. When it’s undefined, you may find yourself shapeshifting and changing your identity and purpose to match the environment you’re in.

The shifting is particularly cool if you’re a service provider (you can understand your client at their core) but a pain when you’re trying to convey your identity in your brand presence.

You probably also serve a wide array of different people (you’re designed this way!) so figuring out that one client is difficult.

You can try outsourcing:

  • Branding and copywriting.
  • Lead generation.

Your zone of genius as an undefined G center is the moment where you connect with the client and you understand what they need. People have probably found you and told you that they’re interested in one thing while they really need something else, and you adapted your services to fit that need.

Protip: I’ve suggested having a popup form with radio buttons listing out what you do, allowing the lead to fill out what they’re looking for. Then you can respond with a personalized email, tailored to those needs.

5. Undefined Heart/Ego Center

This center is all about the material world and sheer willpower. The competitive dog eat dog world is dominated by the defined heart center. With an undefined heart/ego center, you enjoy the world of entrepreneurship without needing to look at your competition’s plate. In fact, you prefer a collaborative, “let’s raise each other up,” type of vibe.

Still, the entrepreneurial world is aggressive.

You can try outsourcing:

  • PR, especially if you’re in an industry where your competitors like to talk shit or people have a tendency to call each other a quack for no reason (*cough* the spiritual industry)
  • Live chat or live customer support, especially if you sell something where the quality of work is subjective. This way, you aren’t pressured by angry people to submit an unfounded refund.
  • Legal advisor. Well, everyone should outsource this, but creatives tend to overlook having a lawyer on their side. It’s one thing to fight your own battles with a legal team backing you up, it’s another to simply hand it to a lawyer to do it for you.

6. Undefined Solar Plexus Center

Here, we get to process the world of emotions. With the emotional authority being the most common authority, you can bet that more than half of the world is all up in their feelings at any given time.

With an undefined solar plexus, you tend to avoid confrontation or explode all at once. This can lead to you blowing up on a poor assistant or customer who just had an innocent question that you took the wrong way. You may also have a tendency to apologize all the time.

You can try outsourcing:

  • Customer service and live chats, especially with refund inquiries.
  • Social media engagement.
  • Community management.

Protip: Be wary of trying to outsource ALL of your decision making, because you don’t want to deal with it – when it’s your business, you still have to deal with the consequences. Can’t blame your coach/team for it.

7. Undefined Sacral Center

If you have an undefined sacral center, literally get a virtual assistant to do all the things that make you want to cry.

(I’m only half joking).

When you have a defined sacral center, you can be reinvigorated simply by doing work. Hours can pass and you’ll be in such a flow that you’re not even tired.

With an undefined sacral center, you may end up doing busy/distracting work for the sake of doing something. I recommend downloading a time tracker like Toggl and tracking how long it takes you to do something.

Then take the most aggravating and time consuming work and outsource it.

Note: The sacral center is also related to reproduction and life. The original Human Design transcript believed that Projectors in particular struggle with parenting because they lack the energy within the sacral center (and they’re too busy parenting the rest of the world). I don’t believe in one-size-fits-all parenting advice, but if you find yourself too exhausted to balance parenthood and entrepreneurship, consider a nanny/babysitter for at least one day per week.

8. Undefined Splenic Center

Normally, I’d talk about money in regards to the heart/ego center because that center is attributed to the marketing and material world. However, the splenic center is related to survival and our instincts (which is why the most basic tone, “security/smell” is related to the splenic center).

The survival of a business depends on the business’s cashflow, period. No money, no business.

If you have an undefined splenic center, you may not know what risks to avoid (or, what to be afraid of) when it comes to business. You charge headfirst, with a “can do!” attitude, ready to give up everything, including your health, for success.

You can try outsourcing:

  • Bookkeeping or other financial necessities. (My friend Callie Sitek doesn’t recommend hiring a CFO, especially if the CFO doesn’t help you understand your money).
  • Systems and SOP’s.
  • Food. You can get some sort of food delivery subscription or hire someone to prepare your meals. Even having your VA prompt you several times a day, “Did you eat?” can help.

9. Undefined Root Center

This is where we process pressure. When the root center is undefined, we may feel pressure (and anxiety) to do things quickly or rush through them. There’s a balance between “publishing something that’s not perfect” versus “publishing something you slapped together ten minutes ago.”

FOMO can get real here. Everyone is doing a webinar so I need to do a webinar. Everyone has a course so I need a course. Then you might rush through it and wonder why you didn’t get the same results as your peers.

You can try outsourcing:

  • Project management.
  • Planning. There are coaches and consultants who will walk you through planning out your next several months. I recommend the ladies over at Systematic Excellence (they’re familiar with Human Design, too!)
  • Editing. Have someone look over your work before you hit send/publish/launch.

A note for Reflectors:

Not only do you have EVERYTHING undefined, but you may feel your needs constantly shifting because you are a reflection of your environment.

What environments always change? Entrepreneurial, of course.

Your best bet is to hire someone who considers themselves a “jack of all trades” virtual assistant. Someone who is flexible and willingly wants to handle a myriad of different tasks (rather than outsourcing one role at a time).

If your business has a healthy cashflow and you can swing an OBM, that could work too. Your OBM can outsource and hire on your behalf, especially with one off projects that don’t need a retainer fee. This way, you can focus on your long-term vision without feeling bogged down by the decision making factors of constant outsourcing. (Wait a full lunar cycle between hires? Phew).

Protip: Literally use the phrase “jack/jane of all trades virtual assistant” – the right assistant will know what it means.

Hope that helps. The easiest place to hire help is probably Upwork, no matter what your budget is. If you need a little extra help because you’ve never outsourced before, my friend Elizabeth Buckley-Goddard has an amazing resource with everything (legit, she thought of everything) you need to make hiring a painless process. (This is an affiliate link, but if we’ve hung out on Facebook, you’ll know how often I say, “Just ask Liz” because she can explain it better).

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