Learning To Delegate - Productivity Coach For Creative Entrepreneurs - Business Coach - Collectively Caitlin

Learning To Delegate 

Over thanksgiving, as I told my husband how to properly mash the potatoes {because the way he was doing it was stupid}, my mom chimed in and said "Haven't you learned by now that Kristin's way is always the right way?" I've always been a control freak, I take that a compliment. In fact, it is what makes me think I will excel in business. I take command of situations in front of me. But it has also been a thorn in my side.

I started photography {as a hobby} in 2013, got serious and started weddings in 2014, and in 2015 I added my husband to the team. He was first an assistant, and then a second shooter, and is now a very integral part of the business. Having him on my side has been very helpful. He photographs the groomsmen when I'm with the bridesmaids, he balances our books, he makes sure our SEO is in tip top shape. But more than that, he has helped me to identify my areas of weakness {design}  and helped me to allow someone else to take them off my plate, so I can focus on the things I am good at {taking pictures}.

I never could have imagined how relieved I would feel being able to focus on photographing people, making connections, and even being able to reinvest my time back into education and just being creative. When I give myself the space to create, magical things happen, but the day to day stresses can often muffle that creativity.

The moral of the story here is identify the areas of your business that you don't do fabulously, or don't enjoy and ask someone else to do them. You could ask your spouse, a friend, your sister, get an intern- and they don't even have to be industry specific. If I were to get an intern, I might choose a graphic designer, or a business school senior. It doesn't have to cost money, but even if it does, the freedom and ability to do what you want and what you are good at will be well worth the dollars spent.

And you know, if you a really a business rock star, but its the household items that you don't have time to keep up on, or you don't enjoy {I don't like cooking}, hire a housekeeper, order pre-made meals delivered once a week, or get a dog walker.

What ever it is you need to do to be successful, do that.

xoxo

Kristin

Learning To Delegate - Productivity Coach For Creative Entrepreneurs - Business Coach - Collectively Caitlin
Learning To Delegate - Productivity Coach For Creative Entrepreneurs - Business Coach - Collectively Caitlin

Author Bio: 

Kristin is a 20-something wife, dog mom, and photographer in Columbus, Ohio. She married her high school sweetheart in 2008 and now is lucky enough to have him alongside her while photographing other sweethearts in love. Weddings and coffee are her jam, and she can school you in all the reception dances like the cha cha slide, wobble and cupid shuffle. .........

Website: www.614wedding.com

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