THIS IS MY 50th POST!!! Wooo hoooo! God is awesome!! Ok. On to today’s post.
“If you want anything done right, do it yourself.”
I don’t know who coined that phrase, but that is frequently my mentality. I often think that no one can do the things I need and want done like I can. That may be because I (1) am a perfectionist in certain areas, (2) am my biggest critic and (3)hold myself to impossible standards. Because of this mentality, there are many days where I feel as though I am barely keeping my head above water. There are other days when I say I just need two of me. 🙂 That would be something. LOL
As some of you know, I am working on starting a business. This week, my work twin introduced me to Myleik Teele (and her podcasts). In the podcasts Myleik offers helpful advice for those who are thinking about starting businesses. The podcasts are short, all under 10 minutes, which is great for me because I have limited time and a more limited attention span if I have to sit still too long. You can listen to them here. (There are about 12, so you could listen to them all in 1 day, if you listen while doing other things, like I did.) I digress. Back to the point. Myleik shared a thought that her father shared with her – “If you want a championship team, you need championship players.” Your championship players are people who are strong in areas where you are weak (or just plain disinterested). That struck a cord with me. It made me think. That very afternoon, I asked my social media savvy friend to assist me with social media. I also spoke to another friend about marketing. Building a championship team all boils down to being humble enough to ask for help.
Now, more than ever, I realize there is value in paying for convenience (especially when it is something I am not skilled in) or in my case asking for and/or accepting help from family and friends who are skilled in certain areas. There are only 24 hours in each day. The way I calculate it, I have to work at least 9 of those hours Monday – Friday, and I’d like to sleep for 7 of the remaining hours. That leaves only 8 hours for EVERYTHING (grooming, eating, quality time with God, driving to and from work and quality with Ivori :-)) else. And that doesn’t include errands, church on Wednesdays and Sundays, meetings for different organizations and other things that pop up.
Earlier this year I wrote about exhaustion and busyness – Busyness Does Not Equal Greatness. So, you’d think I would not be as busy since I realize that busyness does not equal greatness. But, there is this mystical pull that lures me to attempt to be the perfect woman, superwoman or the quintessential Proverbs 31 woman. Then I realize, no one is perfect, and since superman was weakened by kyrptonite, superwoman has weaknesses too. Even the highly respected Proverbs 31 woman had help – servant girls (Proverbs 31:15).
As I continue this awesome journey to becoming the very best Kingdom Chick that God intends for me to be, I realize that I must ask for and accept assistance from others. More importantly, I remind myself that I must ask and pray for God’s direction and assistance above all else. After all, without God I/we can do nothing (John 15:5).
Are you exhausted? If so, are you taking steps to alleviate your exhaustion? As I write this, I am tired. I still have 2 loads of clothes to fold, a dog to walk and bathe and labels to print before I go to bed. But, I will rest well knowing that I am building my championship team with God as the head coach.
Peace & blessings,