Think you need HELP?
Ask yourself these 3 questions, trust me, you’ll thank me later!
1. Are you getting a good night’s sleep?
Are you able to unwind before bed? Are you falling asleep and staying asleep? If you find it hard to fall asleep or you are waking in the middle of the night with a long list of to-do’s, chances are your STRESSED! One of the first symptoms of STRESS is lack of sleep. Ask yourself what is causing you to feel overwhelmed and stressed? Is it your work load? Are you worried about your finances or not having enough clients? Your responsibilities as a Business Owner may be keeping you up at night. Boy, do I have some good news for you… these are thing that we can help you with! Get out a pad of paper and a pen, let’s start writing this stuff down. Get it out of your head and into action. Your first step is to delegate the stressful stuff to someone else.
2. When is the last time you took a vacation?
I mean a REAL vacation, not a weekend away to visit your in-laws or a trip down south for work. I mean an UNPLUGGED vacation. It’s been that long, hey! If you are that knee deep in business, where you can not pull yourself away from the desk or your phone, you need help! We want to work on our business, not just in it and a vacation should be the reward for our success. So, how are you going to do that? You are going to hire help… someone to take on the daily tasks of running your business so that you can excuse yourself, cause the ocean is calling (or your wife, husband, family, dog)!
3. Do you LOVE what you do?
I’m going to take a wild guess that you LOVED what you did when you started your business but now you are asking yourself what you’ve gotten into. This is SO common it hurts! We are so good at what we do that we can do it with our eyes closed. We thought that starting our own business doing what we are good at would make us tons of money, free up our schedules and let us live the life we’ve been dreaming of. So, how’s that working out for you? Here’s the thing, it’s running the business part that has you stumped, right? Listen up, there are other people out there that are really good at that part of business. Like bookkeepers and accountants (they love numbers) and people like business coaches (they love to talk business structure and hold you accountable). There are also support specialists like myself, ones that are ready and willing to take on your workload. So, do yourself a favor, and have coffee with some of these people. Learn from them, hire them and build relationships with them. These people are in YOUR corner and want to see you succeed as much as they want to succeed themselves!
If you’ve already boarded the HIRE HELP boat… I applaud you! Your one step ahead of the STRESS train! Now do your network a favor and share your wealth of knowledge when it comes to delegation! We all succeed when we work together as a community!