You should really consider letting go of some tasks, so why not outsource what you can?
Chances are pretty good at this point that mompreneurs with little ones have seen “Frozen.” Boys and girls of all ages have loved this movie since it came out in late 2013, which means that moms across the world have been subjected to watching it over and over. There’s only so many times this flick can play in the background until you know all of the words to “Do You Want to Build a Snowman? by heart.
However, nothing about the movie seems to have taken off like the song “Let It Go.” Even if you’re a mompreneur with older, teenaged kids, you’ve still probably listened to the chorus, or at least heard John Travolta mess up singer Idina Menzel’s name.
Interestingly, you can take some of the main points of this ballad’s lyrics and apply them to your own business, and in one area in particular. Company leaders tend to like to be in charge of everything – that way they know things are done the way they want and are submitted on time. That being said, you should really consider letting it go, so why not outsource what you can?
“Let it go”
As Elsa sang in the movie, just let it go – there are plenty of things with which you don’t need to concern yourself. Think about things like data entry, IT support, social media posting and other tasks. Even filing taxes can be outsourced – not only do you probably not know all of the laws that apply in your province and the country as a whole, but it’s simpler to let a seasoned accountant handle this rather than struggling on your own. There’s also the added peace of mind knowing that it’s been done right by a pro.
“A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I’m the queen”
Don’t shut yourself up in your office, surrounded by dozens of menial tasks and lose out on time that could be spent with your family. Rather than isolating yourself, embrace the hard work and expertise of others and outsource some of these responsibilities, thereby freeing up time for yourself to build a snowman or do whatever you want!
“Turn away and slam the door”
Sure, you might not want to actually slam the door on the people who are taking on your company’s responsibilities, but there’s comfort in knowing that you can leave the office for the day – at a normal hour, no less – and spend some extra time with your family while feeling confident everything’s being handled. That means outsourcing to the right professionals, which requires a vetting process, but after the perfect contractors or third-party providers are found, it’s smooth sailing.
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