It’s the holidays that remind us of how much we need to have more help! Just like Santa’s elves, and Mrs. Claus, there’s more to do than we have time to accomplish. Look at what needs to be done and perhaps it’s time to build a team for the holidays. Here’s some ideas on where to find elves not just at this time of year. It’s a prelude to building a bigger team all year long.
There’s some resistance to building a bigger team. If you are not sure what to start with, start with something super small. You can delegate with supervision this way. Or you can start with something you know you are not getting to. If progress is made, that’s the bonus.
Services such as Shipt, Click, Target cartwheel and Amazon subscription are a start. You can connect online to order and your goods come directly to your home. Subscription automates this process for goods that you rely on regularly. Not only does this save time, it saves money!
Every day new technology is being created to help us. Amazon Alexa and Google Home have tons of tech tricks to help you day in and day out. Not only can Alexa play holiday music, she can also read “The Night Before Christmas”. She can organize your holiday lists and remind you before your holiday cookies get too crispy. Holiday cards are a special connection during the holiday season. Send out beautiful invitations and holiday cards using PaperlessPost. Holiday tech can help you delegate and automate.
Around us are people who have retired and want to do more, teens looking to earn money and freelancers. A colleague posted an advertisement on Next Door and got 50 potential elves. A retired tech guy talked to a friend of a friend and became a driver for a special needs family. Mention to the universe the help you need and it’s going to show up.
That’s people like me! As your certifed professional organizer, I help people in many different ways depending on your needs, skills and goals. Professional elves, like coaches, therapists, trainers and more help you achieve goals throughout the year.
Once you have your team in place, it’s important to keep communicating frequently. A weekly meeting, a text stream and a google doc can keep everyone up to date and on the same page. Build a team for the holidays and going into the new year to help you accomplish more, feel more in control and keep all your plates spinning.
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