My topic today about entrepreneurship is the word delegation. Just this morning I went to a online networking events and I love that now more than ever, we can connect to globally. It’s actually faster for me to connect with someone around the world than it would be to drive to meet someone even in my hometown. They were all really jealous that I was managing my company from a nice tropical destination that a lot of people want to live in. This didn’t just happen though. I did a lot of delegation in the last couple of years, but especially before I left. I hired key staff that are able to take calls and teachers that are on site. That gives me the freedom to and the peace of mind to manage my company remotely.
This one woman who really successful said, “Wow, I really wish that I could be able to delegate like you and create the lifestyle that you have”. And I realized, yeah, if I didn't learn how to delegate, I would not be living this lifestyle today. So, I'm more grateful than ever that I was able to let go a little bit and by letting go I was able to create a lot more space, time and freedom in my life. My company with my baby. I know you're not supposed to say that, but it was it was I started it from zero from nothing, and it took me years to have enough confidence to give that up to someone else. Of course, it was challenging for me, but my secret was that I hand picked teachers, marketing coordinators, administrative assistants who are better than me. This helps to have peace of mind.
Even though I have a gift of teaching and people like the way I teach by making things fun, laughing and I having authentic connections with my clients, I found teachers that I wish I had when I was learning French. I have so much confidence to delegate since I know my clients will have just as just as amazing service as I could give them. At the beginning it was it was scary, and I had a lot of anxiety. One woman who coached me for that summer during that transition, reminded me that it's okay, it's normal, to have anxiety to lose some sort of control in your company not lose control. I felt like I was I was losing all sense of control. For me, I want things to be done really well and I and this is my reputation that's super important to me. Now, I get to work on my leadership and my management style instead.
There’s a lot of people who maybe want part time work and or freelancers and they want to create their dream lifestyle as well and by you delegating, you're supporting other people. You know you're as a business owner, my goal is to grow my company so I can hire more and employ other people and share this wealth. It's nice that I'm able to do this is I have nothing but amazing things to say once I started delegating in my company, so I hope you will feel inspired to do the same thing. Until next time.
JADI KINDRED is the founder of Accent Unique Inc. Since 2011, Jadi has helped hundreds of business professionals and entrepreneurs from all industries improve their confidence speaking English. Her mission is to inspire greatness in others. One way of doing this is by her helping people become more culturally aware through communication and understanding. She is passionate about travel, spending time in nature, constant learning, and growing her company. She is a native of Saskatchewan, but in 2008 moved with only two suitcases to Quebec, where she began her new life and journey of entrepreneurship.