I can’t do it all. Can you?
Of course not, nobody can.
You know those business titans and moguls we read about in the media and marvel at how much they accomplish.
Know how they do it?
They have people!
So can you.
Once upon a time, I tried to do it all and quickly realized that:
· I didn’t have the requisite skills to do certain things and therefore, did a mediocre job
· My workload was too heavy to allow me to be the best that I could be for my girls, my clients, AND my team
· The mission-critical work that I was best at was often pushed to the side because I ran out of time
“Letting go” was difficult at first but then became much easier as time went on. I was able to identify resources that could assist me and do the things that I didn’t want to do, couldn’t do, or didn’t have the time to do.
It was a revelation.
Our agency always ranks at the top in terms of revenue, and I know that one of the reasons we are successful is that I have the time to do what needs to be done to build and grow the agency.
Not every task, albeit important in its own right, contributes to agency growth.
There are many ways to outsource, including working through agencies that staff outsourced professionals, online platforms such as Fiverr and Upwork, and my personal favorite, turning to my network and finding out who they know that can possibly assist me.
It might take a little time to “onboard” the individual but once you do, you have a trained and competent person ready to do work when it needs to be done.
Staying ahead of what my clients and team needs is very important to me, but I would be dishonest if I didn’t also mention the extra time that I can spend with my girls.
Juggling the myriad responsibilities associated with owning an Allstate agency and being a single Mom can be overwhelming at times and knowing I don’t have to “do it all” makes everything easier.
Hey, I have people!