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Managing the Weight of the World: Wearing Many Hats

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Women definitely help to make the world go round and we also carry the weight of it on our shoulders. We’ve all heard the saying, “behind every great man there’s a great woman.” While a lot of us have dabbled into many different business ventures over our lifetime, we’ve also held down the fort at home, at our 9 to 5 jobs, supported our kids, made sure that our significant other wasn’t feeling left out and connected the dots with the many other things in between . It’s understandable when the words, I’m tired are uttered because who wouldn’t be. No matter how bad that no chip manicure looks or how wild your new growth has become you will continue to sacrifice and wear as many hats for the benefit of your family.

Being a business owner also encompasses wearing many hats you’re already familiar with. Being new and starting out can be overwhelming but is also rewarding. Connecting with new clients, networking and sharing with others about the benefits of your product or services are important. You want others to not only like but love what you have to offer. In that process of getting the ball rolling you become the salesperson, marketing guru, financial analyst, HR rep and that tech geek minus the squad. Whether your goals are to sign up recruits or just simply increase sales, you will wear many hats.

 

Two key words that are important to remember are time management and prioritizing. Work your business; don’t let your business work you. Learn how to make time for people and things important in your life, trust that it’s okay to say no sometimes (we can’t be involved in everything…don’t over commit. It’s not the end of the world if you have to pass on something) and always take time for self. Women today are wearing many hats and we are able to handle the weight of the world while doing it. 

 

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