I am mighty. I am strong. I can do it all by myself! Ummmmmm……pause…..think. No, Tammy you can’t!!
lol okay so this is how most of us think when we are entrepreneurs, that we can do it all, we don’t need help. Mostly we think this because we believe that we can’t afford to hire people to help us. This was me for the last 5 years. BUT NOT ANYMORE!!
I am here to tell you that you have to seriously look at this. You have to understand what your strengths and weaknesses are and determine how it is affecting your business and you on a personal level.
I cram my weeks, Monday to Friday, with as much work as I can so that I can take weekends off. However, sometimes I was working non-stop all day and into the late evenings, just to keep on top of things. We find it hard to say “no” (which is something I have been working on as well) and we continue to take on more, more and more!!
Do you know how this is ultimately going to affect your business? Do you realize that you open yourself up to burnout? That you may want to just run away and give up on everything because you don’t believe you can ever reach your goals?
I recently hired a VA who helps me with different elements (like updating my website, adding captions to my YouTube videos) and I hired my daughter to help with some of my social media work. WOW, all I can say, is what a difference it has made for me (and it has only been a couple of weeks). I can now focus on what I am truly good at, can focus on building more relationships, taking on more clients, providing valuable information. I can breathe, I can relax, I can reduce the hours into the evenings, I can eliminate the frustration. AND guess what? I do have the money BECAUSE when you hire others to help, you can bring in additional income from focusing on building the business, the clients.
So take some time, make a list of all the elements that make up what you do in your business and determine where you can hire someone to help. AND just breathe……