“I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.” ~Golda Meir
Do you ever feel badly about not being able to do it all? I think that as women we have grown up believing that we not only can we “do it all”, but that we must. However, when it comes to your business that doesn’t need to be the case.
Recognizing that you need to delegate a part of your business is not a sign of failure or weakness. Nobody’s gonna come revoke your Wonder Woman costume – quite the opposite. Realizing that you can’t (and shouldn’t) do it all is a sign of leadership and true strength! But you already know this, remember? Let me explain.
If it wasn’t for the help of your hostesses, customers or recruits you wouldn’t have a business at all would you? You had to ask them to help your business in one way or another, either by hosting a party, buying your product or being a part of your team. You couldn’t do all those things by yourself, could you? Well… maybe you could… but you wouldn’t have much of a business if you did, would you?
Delegation is the same sort of thing. There are other parts of your business where you cannot and should not try to “do it all.” Just like any other business, you do not excel at every part of your direct selling business. It’s ok to let go of some of the tasks in your business: it will free you up to give more time and attention to the places where you shine. Can you, for example, delegate birthday cards so you pick up an extra hour every month for booking parties, meeting prospects and selling product? Who does your hostess packets? Are you an awesome blogger with no time to get your articles queued up for readers?
Don’t beat yourself up that you can’t do it all… nobody can! One of the best parts of being a woman, is we have lots of friends to help us out! All you have to do is ask. Even Super Heroes (and She-roes) have sidekicks!
About the Author
Melissa H. Dery is The Golden Rule Virtual Assistant (VA) providing Virtual Business Management to Direct Sales leaders. A former direct sales consultant, Melissa also grew up in a direct selling family. She knows firsthand about the “behind the scenes” work required to help your business grow and prosper.
When Melissa combined more than 20 years of experience as an administrative professional with her desire support those in direct sales and The Golden Rule VA was born. Her mission and her “rule” are the same: to treat your business as if it were her very own, with respect, creativity and professionalism.
Melissa is married to her best friend and lives in New Hampshire with her two boys. She has a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and a “Ducktoratte” Degree from Disney University. She loves coffee, running, and most of all, camping with her family.