This week I was reminded of how good it is to have someone on your team who gets what you want to do, will brainstorm and bounce around new ideas and has the ability to produce attractive social media … and just like that.
What happened? My intern Kate is back. She’s finished school and eager to get back working, and I am just as eager to have her back on the team again.
In the time she was gone, (back to school) our social media profile dived. I probably managed to create one Canva ad in that period.
Today she zapped together six ads to promote our conference. Impressive. That’s why it is important to get the right people on your bus, so you are not driving around in circles, lost and alone.
Plus we like the same food. I’m a foodie and so I now have an excuse to up my game lunch-wise. Cooking for myself was just no fun.
It’s taken me a long time (too long) to learn how to delegate and I am still a work in progress. But I’ve come to the realization that it’s ok to ask for help; it’s ok that I don’t try to do everything myself and it’s ok not to be good at everything.
Think about the tasks you don’t like to do, or where you lack skills. Is there someone else who can help you? Is there someone you can hire to lighten your load?
Trust me, when you can focus on what you love to do, it has a ripple effect. You fall in love with your business once again.
Company of Women
I have had an eclectic career from running non-profit organizations and being editor of a national magazine, to working for government on women’s issues. In 2003 I launched Company of Women, an organization that supports women in business. A prolific blogger, I also write for the Huffington Post, and several other online publications. I am the author of five books on women and entrepreneurship, and co-author of Good Enough. Embrace who you are. Unleash your brilliance. which is available on amazon.ca In June, 2016 I launched Full Circle Publishing offering one-stop services to get your words out into the world.