Anyone that has ever had a business knows that there comes a point when you just can’t continue to do it all on your own. If you want to grow, there comes a time when you have to trust someone besides yourself. Adding someone else to the team takes faith, courage and trust. But once you get through the ring of fear, the rewards are so much sweeter.
What does this have to do with you? You have a business. It’s call the family business. Every meal you make, every dish you clean, every butt you wipe… This is your family. And if you don’t do it, it won’t get done. Well sort of…
You really don’t have to do it all by yourself. It’s time to break-free of the superwoman syndrome. It’s time to outsource some tasks and stress less. Just in case no one has told you, you deserve a break.
That hair appointment, you deserve it.
That adult’s only conversation, you deserve it.
That solo trip to your fave fro-yo spot, you deserve it.
Thirty minutes of cardio 4 days a week and don’t forget those weights…you deserve all of it and more.
But let’s be honest, dragging day to day with no energy is just no way to live. What if you could free up 3 hours a week? What would you do with your free time?
Would you play with your kids more?
Maybe you would make date nights with your hubby a priority.
Or, you could start planning a family vacation.
This is where it begins. Here are some areas that are prime for outsourcing so can can stress less and live more fully as a busy modern mom.
Start seeing a hairdresser. Sure you are fully capable but, it’s nice to have someone else have some fun with the tresses every now and again.
Talk to your neighbors or ask your family and friends for recommendations about someone that can help out around the house. Don’t be dismayed if you can’t afford weekly or bi weekly cleanings either. Getting help on your time when you can afford it is better than no help at all. Amazon has a new service called Amazon Home Service where you can select from services like house cleanings, plumbing, furniture assembly and even handyman services. Read reviews and vet providers before selecting your service.
Watching the Kids
Hire a babysitter and get some me time or we time in. Do need help? Here are some questions that you can ask during the interview. Hiring a nanny or babysitter are not your only options though. These are some other ways to find reliable childcare for date nights.
Whether you love to cook or loath to cook, there are options out there for mamas that need a break from the kitchen. No longer are your cooking outsourcing options limited to carry out or delivery. Meal delivery services like Blue Apron, Plated and Sun Basket offer gourmet meal delivery to your door and although you still have to cook them, all the planning is done for you.
Whether you hate grocery shopping or just are just swamped, there is a solution. Grocery stores now offer curbside service and delivery which allows customers to shop in their pajamas if they want to. Have your groceries delivered to your home or drive to the grocer’s curb and pick them up.
If you’re fortunate to live in any of …. cities use Amazon Fresh to order your groceries the evening before and get them delivered the next day! Yes, delivery includes fresh produce and refrigerated items too.
Outsourcing is not just for the solopreneur or entrepreneur anymore. Outsourcing is for the chief Mom CEO of her domain. Moms, what job will you get outsourcing help with? You will be a happy, healthier mom for it. Save time, save stress and do more of what you love with the people you love. Outsource!