It Takes a Village….
This past week has been a wild adventure. Jungle: A Journey to Peace, Purpose, and Freedom was launched on Amazon with phenomenal success, and I am ever so grateful and inspired to do even more good in this world.
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It was a huge accomplishment-–and it took a village to make it happen.
Deb Gills (right), Member of “Team Cindy”
My team gathered together at my Pre-launch Birthday Party at the New Children’s Museum in San Diego (Kathy Sparrow, Jenny Sudo, Cindy Henson, and Mary Vargas (not pictured: Deb Gills and Susan Preston)
Since then, we’ve enlisted the assistance of Marlene Simon as a social media consultant and Kathy’s assistant Merril Boruchin-Spielman to expand our reach. Then there are all of you who have been working on my behalf behind the scenes.
This venture, particularly on Mother’s Day, reminds me that no creation is ever left in the hands of one individual. It truly does take a village––to raise a child, to create and launch a book, to rally for a cause to save the planet, or to initiate a new corporate directive.
No one person can do it all. I know. I tried.
Yet many times, we believe we are the only ones who can handle a task, manage a team, or raise a family. And that only leads to overwhelm and burnout. I’ve been there. So have many mothers I know. Fathers as well.
During my recovery from an overwhelmed, overworked executive to a woman who has created a life of paradise as a business consultant, I discovered that it truly takes a team to create phenomenal success and ensure work/life balance for not only ourselves, but every member of our team. Life is just too short to carry a burden. We are meant to have fun!
I learned that even though I felt that the responsibility was placed upon my shoulders, I could share––not only the responsibility, but the success as well.
As you move about your week, I encourage you to step back and reflect upon how you might ask for help, delegate a task, or build a team around you to help you reach your goals. I know it won’t be easy. It will create a great deal of discomfort, especially for my fellow project managers.
One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned, especially during the launch of Jungle, where I was completely outside my area of expertise and my comfort zone, is that I had to build a team I could rely on and trust. They had my back and together we celebrated a great success. Jungle: A Journey to Peace, Purpose, and Freedom can now have a greater impact on the world––all because I learned to ask for help.
Let me know what you discover as you try asking for help this week.
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