Your listening to the Creative Guidance Podcast, Episode 12.
Today we talk about Letting it Go. Stay tuned.
Hi, my name is Carrie Silverhorn, and I’ve been a graphic designer for nearly 20 years…it’s my passion to help business owners not only to overcome any business obstacles but to also come up with creative ways to achieve their goals and visions they have for their company. This is not just what I DO, this is what I LOVE.
In today’s short podcast, I speak on a subject that has always been difficult for me, but once I did it…man was it ever the easiest decision I have ever made. I am talking about letting go. Letting go of control, of having to do it all yourself, asking for help and list can go on and on.
What I feared the most
When people speak about outsourcing or hiring out or even asking someone for help, there is this bottoming out feeling (at least for me), where you can almost hear the brakes being hit and they screech to a halt.
My biggest fear was that someone was not going to put in the work like I would. That they didn’t care as much as I did on this project or job. And that eventually, they would let me down and I would have to go back in and clean it all up and do it over again (such a burden to be a know it all huh?).
What I found
So my first attempt at letting go came with asking a wonderful lady to do my accounting. This is something I despised doing and she was overly enthusiastic about numbers and spreadsheets…bless her heart. So, I took a leap and let her straighten out my tangled mess. Oh boy was I nervous. She was going to see into the catch-all drawer or that closet that we all have where we just stuff crap till it explodes. And yet, she had it on track in less than 2 weeks and still wanted to speak to me! Who would have known! It was not as bad as I had made it out to be.
Now, when I pull up my reports…”Ahhhhh”, they are done and done right! Such a relief. Such a weight off my shoulders.
What I learned
So if joining forces with a bookkeeper wasn’t a form of torture like I expected, then maybe, just maybe, I could combine forces with others?!?! So my husband and I took on a project together (which is being revealed next Tuesday) and man has this been one of the best things we have ever done. We got to pour into each other in a way that had been previously segregated. My business, his job, your paycheck etc. Now, this was our project, and we both had stock in it. Just recently we sent prototypes out to contest winners and beta testers for the trial period. Some in New York, Ohio and even Peru! Then it hit me….we created something together that is on it’s way to New York and Peru. WOW! Something two people made out of love and combined efforts had that far of a reach, and can possibly bless someone else’s life. That was a very sobering moment for me. So humbling. That would have never happened if we would not have worked together!
So I encourage you to allow others to live in their strengths so that you can live in yours!
Hope this helps!
With much love and many blessings!
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