What can you delegate?

Many of us mompreneurs hold the title CEO: “Chief Everything Officer.” While this title certainly conveys a sense of independence and power, it also reflects one of the downsides of working for yourself: you do all the work all by yourself.

While it makes sense to start out this way, there comes a point where the biggest obstacle in the path to your business growth will be YOU. Talented multi-tasker that you are, you can’t perform all the business roles (president, sales director, marketing manager, book keeper, technician, clerk, etc.) and your various personal roles (wife, mother, chief domestic engineer, chauffer, cook, etc., etc.) the way they need to be performed. You’ll spread yourself too thin, and all the balls you have juggling in the air will begin to drop.

Take a moment and consider your various tasks and roles. Are you willing to ask for help? What difference would it make if you hired a housekeeper, or delegated dinner duty to your husband, or pawned off your contact management updates to a virtual assistant? What would you be able to accomplish?

You have significant money-making talents. Use them to their fullest in your business and get the success you desire. And those things that don’t make you money (or don’t make your day brighter)–find a way to get them off your plate.

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Are you in over your head?

On a coaching call today, my client was wrestling with a challenge that I have certainly experienced as an entrepreneur (and as a mom, and as a teacher, and as a sales rep, and as a human…need I go on?). Her desire to please others causes her to overpromise, to bite off more than she […]

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What I learned on vacation

Well, I’m still adjusting to the time difference between Colorado and Windsor, Canada. Amazing the difference two hours can make. My family and I spent eight days in and around Copper Mountain last week with my husband’s family. Honestly, the sooner we can move to Colorado and live the rest of our days there, the […]

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Four easy steps to finding new clients

If you’re one of the legions of women out there running home-based businesses, chances are that at some point, you’ve hit the wall with regards to finding new clients. You’ve had lunches, parties, coffees, get-togethers with every friend, relative and neighbor you can think of. You know that you’ve asked everyone you personally know to […]

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Delicate balance: mothers in business

As a mother of three children under six years old who owns her own company, I spend a lot of time doing one thing while thinking I “should” be doing another. Sometimes I’m building Legos with the kids and I’ll remember I’m on deadline for something I’m writing. Other times I’m sitting at the computer […]

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So you wanna be a mompreneur?

So there you are, at home with the kids, cleaning up after the third snack of the day, stepping over the Legos structures you and your kids made (and aren’t you proud of the one you built?), prepping for dinner, checking over homework and reminding those little humans of yours to please flush and wash […]

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