Yesterday, I started a post that ended with me asking how you do it.
I was going to write a whole long post about how I do it, but then I ran out of the hour I had while the kids were watching their movie and decided I’d need to split it into two posts.
So, today I tell you how I do it.
I have a lot of freakin’ help. A personal assistant. A nanny who also grocery shops and cooks. A housekeeper who keeps the house clean and laundry done. A virtual team for my business. An in-office team for my other business. An ex-husband who I can count on for homework duty, doing fun stuff with the kids, and the frequent overnight. A boyfriend who’s willing to help out far more than required.
I still get a twinge of guilt/shame/fear when I tell you that I have so many people helping me.
That feeling keeps a lot of women from ever realizing their full potential. It almost did for me. I used to believe I had to do everything myself. That thought kept me small and it kept my business small.
It took a conscious awareness of those feelings and a shift in my perspective for me to begin to be willing to ask for help, pay for it and accept it.
I remember with crystal clarity the ah-ha moment that I made the shift.
I asked myself how I would think and act if, like him, I was running a multi-million dollar company. In that split second, a paradigm shift happened in my mind. I stopped being afraid to hire people to help me. Because I knew I wanted a million dollar business and I knew it’s not possible to run even a million dollar business without a lot of help.
Anytime I got scared, I asked myself what the billionaire businessman would do.
I began to see spending money on getting more help as an investment in my growth instead of an indulgent waste.
It’s really a perfect feedback loop. The business exists to support the team that makes it go. No need to feel guilty about that!