Creating My Dream Team
At the start of the year I started a new regime of making sure that I look back on each week and reflect on what was good, what I have achieved and also what didn’t work so well. Already I can see a pattern emerging and I recognise that my best weeks are the ones that are full.
I find it VERY hard to do nothing.
This week I treated myself to an amazing spa day. I absolutely love the concept of a spa day. You just have to show up and they pamper, feed and water you all in a wonderfully calming environment. *Bliss* At the beginning of the day my body kicks into its usual reluctance to 'do nothing'….. when I closed my eyes it took a while for me to actually stop my eyes from flickering and it took even longer to stop fidgeting. This time I took my trusty journal and found that writing everything down that was stopping me from committing fully to relaxing was an enormous help.
It got me thinking about how much I have changed over the years. As a young girl I found it so easy to relax and switch off. My mind coped with a constant data flow in and out and I could shut off in even the busiest University library. My head felt like spaghetti junction but it never bothered me or raised a stress or concern. I could manage 3 conversations at once and still be writing an email.
Now I’m older I feel like my senses are much more aware of disruption and I have to try harder than ever to surrender to the relaxed version of me. Journalling helps me control the traffic in my head. It provides a way out for the buzzing of ideas, reminders, to-do lists, emotions and stress and leaves an empty space to allow other things in.
At the end of last year I decided that I needed a solid team of people with me this year. In previous years I have tried to be a jack-of-all-trades, cutting corners and trying to DIY some major parts of my business.
January saw a new resolve on this for me and I committed to myself that I will cut out all of the non-essential decisions in my life. In order to do this I have created a dream team of people around me who support me. This team includes:
- Web Developer
- Graphic Designer
- Personal Trainer
- Virtual Assistant
Because I have chosen these people carefully, and with my own personal goals in mind, I can trust and empower them to make decisions for me. This frees up a whole bunch of time that I was previously wasting (and getting precisely nowhere with).
What parts of your business could you outsource to someone else?