Have you heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”? Well, it also takes a village to live our lives and to have a happy home. Yes, it’s true! These days so many of us have “people”. We have a group of people who support us in our daily, weekly, or annual actions. These “people” can be a house cleaner, gardener, hair dresser, financial advisor, child care provider, professional organizer, real estate agent, baker, florist, movers, tax advisor, attorney, or dry cleaner. Who knew living our lives could involve so many people?!
Often times when I’m working with business clients or entrepreneurs I talk to them about delegating and how they need to get help with areas that they are not experts in or don’t like to do. The same is true in your home. There are so many people who are experts at what they do and often times can do things faster and better than you can do on your own.
Now I know what you may be thinking, “It seems frivolous to have someone do these things for me especially when I can do them for free.” Of course you are capable of doing some of these things, but consider what your time is really worth. What would it cost to pay someone to scrub your toilets so that you could catch up on something more important or something you have been wanting to do? What if you could pay someone to mow your lawn so you could play with your children?
My challenge for you is to see how the village can help you! What kind of support do you need? If you had an extra hour what would you spend your time doing?
Tell me what you would do if you had an extra hour by posting your comment below.
Here’s to an extra hour or two!
Copyright (C) 2010 Angela Ploetz, POSH Space www.theposhspace.com.