Happy Friday! It's a rainy, blustery day here in Philly, and another busy week at Delegate. This week I was part of a doctoral research study looking at single-parent females who have become entrepreneurs. I was one of 35 participants questioned. The researcher asked me some deep questions around my own path and motivations with starting Delegate while raising my son.
Happy Friday and welcome to the start of a whole new decade together! I hope that you enjoyed some much-deserved downtime with your friends and family. December is always a crazy time for me, because it's my son Nathan's birthday! This year he turned... 13...!!! I was also able to spend some time with my family up in the Poconos for a full-family trip with my parents, sisters and their families relaxing together.
Do you ever find yourself thinking you should show your clients some appreciation in the new year, but can never come up with any good ideas or plan of execution so you just give up? Or you start off strong at the beginning of the year only fizzle out by second quarter? Well, you aren’t alone. You are very much like most of our clients.
Don’t worry, we also have a plan for this too!
Happy Friday and happy end of 2019! It has been a blessed year for me personally and professionally and as I reflect back I am always filled with nothing but gratitude!
As you've seen me share, Delegate had 2 big award wins this fall; we ranked #52 on the list of Fastest Growing Companies here in Philly AND, I personally won the Philly Chamber's Small Business Person of the Year Award! It was one of the highest honors of my life, and my son Nathan was there to share it with me. He was the star of the night for sure, and was super proud to be part of it. Even my team, though distributed was sharing in the love and made the sweetest video congratulating me from their home offices across the country.
The end of the year is the season of giving. What better way to keep your clients at the top of their minds than with a unique, thoughtful gift that will help you stand out amongst the crowd? Below are 6 gift ideas from various price points that will be sure to “wow” recipients of all types.
Happy Friday! Wow, it has been such a busy fall, right?! Like head-spinning busy- for me both personally and professionally. As we've shared, Delegate has won some pretty great awards this fall- we grabbed the #52 spot on the fastest growing companies in Philly (woot! The Philly 100!!), and I won Small Business Person of the Year with the Philly Chamber (a high honor! for me personally!).
This combined with the challenges of a growing company along with a whole bunch of big shifts in my personal life equals a lot to manage! With all of this swirling around me, it's hard to stay focused week over week towards the game-changing work.
Below are a few of the strategies I use to keep my eye on the ball:
(Adapted from When You Can’t “Do” - “Be” A Volunteer)
What can you do with a team? Practically anything. With the right people you can overcome difficulties, change perspectives to discover new paths and maybe move the finish line a little closer. This is a story of what happens when you find your team, assemble and cross the finish line together. Okay, so this isn’t a typical business blog….
Most leaders would agree with this statement: “If I could spend half as much time on half as many things, I would be twice as effective.”
Entrepreneurs and leaders feel an overwhelming need to have a strategic way to delegate that involves more than just a resource to delegate to. They also benefit from guidance and access to systems that help them delegate effectively and consistently.
Entrepreneurs excel at turning great ideas into incredible products or services. They have the unique ability to not only conceptualize but execute consistently. Both of those require free time.
TGIF and Happy Friday! Hope all our friends in the Southeast are faring well through Dorian. Many of our team are in Florida, Charleston, Wilmington and other parts of eastern North Carolina, so sending extra love and support to them this week!
We are excited to share that we are one of the 100 fastest growing, privately held companies in Philadelphia (the Philly 100®)! We are super proud of this win, and while it's a big deal to us, even more importantly this is an incredible win for the flex & remote work movement.