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Apr 4, 2014

Career Conference: Time To Delegate

With Career Conferences in full swing and the Spring Cleaning movement well on it's way, don't you think it is prime time to look at what tasks you can delegate in your life. Let's take a moment and dive in the UnitWise Archives to bring back an insightful blog by Julie Potts - Independent Senior Sales Director from Ft. Myers, FL.

Here is Julie's story about her very first Career conference with Mary Kay.

Julie's Picture from 2011
"My very first career conference 21 years ago had Mary Kay Ash as the prized-speaker. In one of her speeches she talked about delegating tasks that don't help you reach your goal or are not in alignment with your family's goals, like cleaning house. So I came home and even though I wasn't making much MK money and CJ was earning poverty pay...I decided that our 1000 sq ft home needed someone else to clean so I could focus on family and MK. I had a makeover that week with a woman wanting MK but couldn't afford it. So for $5 an hour she cleaned my house. $10 later my house was clean and we traded product for cleaning. I have had a cleaning lady ever since...21 years. My husband thought I was crazy. We didn't have the money and we didn't have a house big enough. But I understood that sometimes you need to make a short term sacrifice to get where you WANT to be, not where you ARE right now.

Julie provides great advice that is never outdated:

"Take a look at your days and what is eating up your time? Could you find some things to delegate to others so that you can do what will help you achieve your dreams. You see, cleaning the house wasn't going to get me the Mary Kay car...that I did earn 9 months later. But having a clean house was very important. Being the one to clean it, didn't make me a better mom...having the time to spend with my children was important. Having a safe car to drive was important. Was it worth the short-term sacrifice...you bet!"

Her story and advice is a great starting point to help you see what tasks you could delegate. If you are a member of the 5 o'clock Club, then you are already off to a great start. Remember all it takes to achieve your dreams is wanting it bad enough. Have fun at your upcoming Career Conferences and enjoy the weekend.

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