Wait, I Don’t Have to Do It All: Reasons to Have a Team
As entrepreneurs, we can feel insurmountable pressure to do it all in order to have it all. But it’s just not realistic for so many reasons, including the fact that there are literally only so many hours in the day and we are not born with superpower strengths in all areas. We have our gifts, things that come naturally to us, things we enjoy doing, and others we thrive in the challenge of accomplishing. While on the other hand, there are those we barely survive getting through.
My strengths have always been in creativity, design, and anticipating what people need, along with curiosity and interest in people. I love working with clients to grow their marketing plans, their digital footprint, but my superpower is coaching them to find their voice, to help reconnect them with their passions and goals, as well as understanding what is stopping them from having the life they want.
It’s when we start realizing what we are actually losing by trying to do it all, that we start planning to outsource aspects we either don’t enjoy, find as our forte, or aren’t a good use of our time. AND we start gaining again. Gaining revenue. Gaining time. Gaining concentration. Gaining new connections.
In the entrepreneurial hierarchy of needs, we talk about finding support in your team. Yes, you may be a solopreneur, but you still have a team. A team could be anyone from a subcontractor, a mentor or coach, an accountant or banker, even your delivery driver. When we give ourselves permission to release some of the responsibilities we have been throwing down on ourselves, we learn to delegate things out to others.
The Team You Choose
Your team will grow from those that you choose to have in your squad. Sometimes the right fit finds their way to you through that beautiful network you have worked so hard on building.
Having help in the right areas at the right times leads to less waste, more time for revenue generation, and higher esteem for yourself and others within your network.
I say this with all sincerity, learn what you can let go of and then find your A-team that will not only support your dream but play an integral part in getting you there. Feel the time free up to focus on what it is YOU do best!
Shout Out to MY Team
Accounting/Bookkeeping: C2 Accounting and Business Support, whom I love working with and who has the same values I have in managing my money. They have saved me so much time and money by developing financial systems that work in my travel schedule.
Online Business Manager: Carolyn Stern is wonderful at keeping me on track and managing my social media schedule. Yes, I’m a marketer, and I don’t have time to manage my business and all of my marketing. She cares, anticipates my need, and keeps me on task even when I get distracted. Let’s face it, we all need a Caroyln in our lives.
Business Coach: Fireman Rob who helps me see what is possible and dreaming. If I tell people they need a coach, of course, I would need one too. We never stop growing, learning, and innovating.
Make sure you click the links above and check out my team!