I remember of felling this way when I worked at my non-profit, I was super busy and overwhelmed, but resisted bringing on an intern because more often than not, bringing someone else on board (for an overachiever like me) means more work....for me. Sure, they can handle things, but will they do it up to my standards? What if something important falls through the cracks? What if they have no initiative What if they make a mistake and I have to cover for them? Stuff like that!
And being good enough at my day job was enough for a long time, but when I started my own business I wanted it to be special. I make sure that all of my email correspondence is upbeat, informative and friendly. My client interactions when face to face are professional, empathetic and I always try to inject humor when possible. Since last month, I have been super super super busy and I have barely been keeping it together - photoshoots, email correspondence, scheduling, rescheduling, processing of payments, and all of my Success Squads. Just being good isn't acceptable anymore, so I am asking for help. I wrote up a 2 page job description while I was at the beach the other day and wow, it was awesome to fully write out everything that I want taken off my plate. Who will do the best job for me?
Guess who submitted an application? My partner!! She's super professional, organized, articulate, full of great ideas and she knows me really well. She'd treat me better than I treat myself - for example, sometimes I forget to schedule in a lunch, but if she was managing my schedule, I'd for sure have a lunch and maybe even she'd help me schedule in a few yoga classes too. We are using this week to see how it goes. Wish us luck!