Time To Ask For Help

Hiring some assistance to help with my workload

January 13, 2020

I think it's finally time I ask for help. 

I have so much on my list of things to do and it never seems to go away. It's like a toppling tower of plates, as I wash one, two more get added. It's only a matter of time before they all come crashing down. 

I've never felt so overwhelmed in my life, but I guess it's a good problem to have. I'm finding a lot of success with the new business and despite all of this stress and frustration, I love what I do.

This past week we started our Winter season for a few of our leagues. What an exciting time. Months of preparation and hard work, all coming together in action. Watching people play and enjoy something that I put together. It was a proud moment for me.

On Friday we threw a party to launch the Winter season and we saw a turnout of people that has never been seen before under the previous owner. Not only that, people were hanging out, meeting each other and there was nothing but positive vibes. If that doesn't speak volumes for the future of this business, I don't know what does. 

But, I feel like I'm barely holding it together. I'm making mistakes, I'm sloppy and I'm forgetting things. I'm not perfect, but let's be honest I'm pretty dang close to it. Just kidding.

This isn't me though. I'm a lot more organized than this. I'm a lot more ontop of things, but I do spend a lot of my day with busy work. Book keeping and financials for over 400-500 members this season is a lot of work. And it gets updated daily, so keeping track of all of that is a lot.

It's time I hire some help. There's really no reason I need to be doing this much data entry. 

I don't really have the funds for it, but I think not hiring help is going to end up costing me money. So, referencing my book "The 4-Hour Work Week" (which by the way is still my favorite book of all time) I'm thinking about hiring help oversees. At $4 per hour, I could hire someone part time without killing the bank. At least until I'm able to hire someone more permanent. 

I'll be honest, the idea scares the crap out of me. At least with my current setup, I know where I'm failing. Hiring and training someone else with all that's going on, worries me that I'm going to add to my list of mistakes, not fix them.

But, I guess that's to be expected and as my girlfriend will tell you, working 15 hour days, 7 days a week is not healthy. 

So, that's on my list of things to accomplish this week. I hope that it goes well. I'll check back in a couple of weeks to report my results. 

(wal•do) — Person
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