That’s sort of how these things go, I didn’t even realize it was coming. I was blindly going along with my “Super Woman” cape on, leaping tall buildings, driving the kids to and from school, supporting my Superstar clients, coordinating benefits for my son, cooking dinner, grocery shopping, helping with homework, on and on…until it hit me.
SMACK! BANG! POW!!
I lost it! My super human Mommy power drained out of me and I became a whimpering pile of mush!!! I found my kryptonite and it turns out that I actually cannot do everything….at least not without help!
YIKES! ZOINKS! ZOWIE!!
Yes, I found out the hard way… not only am I human, but I’m only one human trying to do the tasks of several. This is how a break down became a break through, when I found out something that made me swallow my tears and get back to faithful, focused ACTION…
As I sobbed and said “I can’t do it, I just can’t do it all” someone said to me “Yes you can, but you need some help”
That’s right, when I had given up faith in myself, my best friend looked at me and said, “I believe in you and I will help you.”
I know perfectly well that nobody can do it all, not alone, after all that’s why I started my business: to help women who are building their dream businesses to get the help they need so they can do what they do best — and not feel overwhelmed. My greatest joy is helping my clients breathe a little easier knowing they don’t have to do it all themselves.
My conversation with my best friend made me realize I had to give up some control and accept some help from the people who love and support me. In order for me to truly reach my dream, I needed to take my own advice and do some delegating myself.
What I forgot (and you may, too) is that people don’t really know we need help unless we tell them “we need help”. When I spoke up (0k, sniffled) about my overwhelm, my darling husband (who happens to be my best friend) said, “We will make changes so that you can get it done.” But, like all good delegation, it didn’t stop there. We got very specific and worked out a plan so that he would help with homework, school pickup and eat peanut butter sandwiches for dinner. He said he was willing to do whatever I need to help support me to make the dream come true, so that we can all breathe a little easier.