I was sitting in a networking meeting today and someone said, “Don’t should all over yourself”. “Should” is defined as indicating what is probable. I immediately started thinking about how I need to change my mindset and verbiage from “I should do xxx” to “I will do xxx”. It’s easy to say that we should do something, which leaves a way out. In theory, if we will do something and commit to it, there is motivation and accountability to actually get it done. It’s also turning what could potentially be negative, into something positive.
I talk to a lot of entrepreneurs, who say that they are overwhelmed or overworked and “should” hire someone to help them. There’s that “should” word again. “Should” allows the pattern to continue, when they don’t have time to find help. Having little time to do much else but catch up, leaves little time for the priorities which really need their focus.
The question these entrepreneurs need to ask themselves is “what is most important, right now?”
Is it time management?
Is it organizing your digital systems?
Is it following up on customer calls or emails?
In essence, “what do I need to do to help move my business forward, TODAY?” Oftentimes, that is hiring an assistant.
There will be a training and ramp up period, but when you find your flow, you WILL have more time during the work day. And once you find this partner, you WILL be able to offload more tasks, which WILL free up your time to put focus where you need it. Ultimately, the time it takes to actually hire someone is worth the effort in the long run.
So, ask yourself…”should you hire someone to help?” or instead say, “I will hire someone to help.”?
I’m here to help walk you through how I can help. Let’s chat.
No “shoulds” allowed.
"You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will." - Stephen King
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