I don’t know about you but asking for help has always been hard. As my production company and DVD business grows, more things need to get done and my time is filled with menial and administrative tasks as well as the creative work which I love. So, I decide it was time to break down and hire an assistant. What a big step!
Then I said to myself, “what am I doing?” In this economy today, with it’s failing banks, DOW falling over 700 points yesterday and congress seeming to take their sweet time about passing any plan for assistance, it is not the greatest time to be hiring an assistant! Especially when my main product is not a staple on any families’ must have list, although I aim to change that in time. Families can take a vacation in their own Living Rooms, not to mention experiencing that romantic sunset at the Beach in Carmel or the Beach in Maui, Hawaii with the TV ArtScapes DVD series….but I digress.
OK, I always do this. I do something that I think I “should do” for my business and then the gremlins start…the “Fred in my Head” (Yes, I have named him); that voice that second guesses and always tries to discourage my efforts as not the right time; I don’t have enough of this or that, I can’t do it, I need more ….blah, blah, blah! I’m really sick of this particular man in my life! Sound familiar? So this is what I do.
I thank him very much for sharing, I remind myself that everything happens for a reason and in it’s own time. I TRUST (Boy that’s a big one) that my thoughts and actions about hiring someone are the next step in my business’s evolution and…… I make another list! Yes, I’m a list person. I make a list of all the things my assistant can do for me so that I can be free to do the things I love and the things that absolutely require ME. You would be surprised how many items are on this list.
So with the extra help together with some creative marketing and follow-up, I am confident I made the right choice. It’s just that until you actually “see and feel” the benefit, i.e. monetarily, that “Fred” voice is just going to be there, nagging away at your decisions. It all comes down to Faith. FAITH that you are on the right path, with the right people……and TRUST yourself and your decisions. We women need to do this more often!
Until next time,
Live with Passion, Love and Light,
……..And let Nature’s Beauty and Majesty inspire you!
VCYoung – Veronica Crystal Young