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Do you ever feel like you have to do everything to attain success? We’ve all been there. We want to have huge followings on all the social media channels, give natural and healthy meals to our families, exercise several times a week, volunteer at places we believe in, be sexy & funny, have a ton of clients while still spending part time hours on our business, be a market guru, experts in our fields, website designers, keep your home spotless, and more. But we are one person.

For a long time in my business, I took pride in doing everything myself. One day I was working on designing an image and was frustrated. I spent hours and hours working on it. One day, my husband passed behind me as I was working on it. I asked me what I was trying to do. Then he proceeded to do it in fifteen minutes. I knew he was an expert at what I was doing, but I did not ask for help because I thought I needed to learn all the skills my business required. I wasted time when I could have been working on other things.

We cannot do everything. And we shouldn’t. Wanting to do everything is not because we are independent, it’s because we are prideful. And it’s hurting our lives and business. Know what your area of expertise is and what your strengths are and then outsource the other things.

If you’re just starting your business, you might not have the budget to outsource the things you need to, but you can still outsource some things. You can hire a housekeeper to come clean your home for two hours a week (you can find cleaning services for as little as $10/hr by hiring a college student), or hire someone from Fiverr (all services start at $5 but be careful to pick someone that will give you quality work).

The point is it’s not fair to you, your clients, or your family if you’re trying to do everything if you don’t need to. You are great at what you do, but someone else is great at what they do. Let them do it. They’ll probably do it faster and better. And that’s OK. It leaves you time to focus on what you love. Play your strengths for success.

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