build your team

I just spend the weekend as one of the hosts for The National AGM for Business & Professional Women Canada here in my hometown of Moncton. It was a LOT of work but thanks to a great team we pulled off a successful weekend with lots of learning and fun. It would not have been nearly as successful if we had not worked as a team and all pulled together to get things done.

This got me to thinking about how we run our lives.  So many of us tend to make ourselves responsible for everything, even when we have people around who could help if we just asked, expected and well a little training has to happen too. 

You don't have to do it all. You do not have to be responsible for everything. You do not have to be the keeper of ALL information. It’s time to spread the fun and let others take over some of the overwhelm.

Asking for help, delegating tasks and letting others take on some responsibility is important so you don't burn yourself out. It is also important in developing others, allowing them to help you can help them feel respected and worthwhile. Who are you to deny them that.

I am not just talking at work here, I am talking in your life. Delegate tasks at home too. Hire a housekeeper to clean those toilets, get the family involved, teach them to do their own laundry, let others cook for you, let the mess in their rooms go - shut the doors and keep going, make them do the dishes, unload the dishwasher. It is amazing how capable our families are if we let them and expect them to help. The trick is to not expect them to do it your way. Done is better than perfect. Assign the task, give some general guidance if needed and let it go. 

We do not have to do it all...Build your team and allow others to help you.

I could never have done all the work for this past weekend’s event without my team at home so I did not worry about a thing there and the amazing team of gals who help throughout the weekend. Together we are strong, together we can do more & together we have more fun too! 

Who are the key players on your team? Is it time to add more team members? Is it time to ask for help?

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Do you find yourself struggling to eat healthy? Does the thought of making a decision every night about what to eat make you instead reach for the phone and call for takeout? Do you and your spouse play the game of ‘what do you want to eat tonight? I don’t know honey, what do you want to eat? I don’t know what do you want to eat’?

A weekly meal menu is a key way to make life run smoothly during the busy year. The few hours spent making up a menu plan will save loads of time and frustration in the long run, imagine coming home every evening knowing what you will make for supper!

Effective time management is a useful skill to learn. Being able to solve your time management issues is crucial to enjoying a stress-free life. Most people have busy lives. Trying to cope with a full-time job, plus a family and social life, is not easy. We have all had days where important appointments have been missed and a family birthday has been forgotten. The trick to avoiding these unfortunate occurrences is effective time management.

There are days when there is so much on my to-do and want to-do list that I think my head may explode. I find it incredibly overwhelming how much comes at me in this information technology world

I will admit I have been a little overwhelmed lately by the volume of  tasks I want to accomplish.  In today’s fast paced world I feel that things are moving at such break neck speed that it is almost impossible to keep up with all the information coming at me and as a result all the things I would like to add to my ‘to-do’ list.  So many good ideas…so little time.