One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned in business is that I can’t do it alone. Nor should I.

It was a pretty big move for me to hire my first team member. It was a big commitment financially and mentally – but I really had no choice. I couldn’t keep doing everything myself and I really didn’t want to spend 24/7 tied to my desk.

Hiring my second team member was also pretty nerve wracking.

But it was working. My business was growing, my mindset was getting used to it. I was learning to let go. I was putting systems in place to support delegation and automation. I was defining my role and really focussing in on what I was good at and loved doing and had a plan to hire others to do everything else.

Today we have a team of ten. Ten amazing women, all doing the things that they’re great at. All sharing the vision of empowering our clients financially to buy a home or investment property and achieve their goals.

I can’t begin to tell you how great it is to have the people, systems and structure in place to grow and thrive.

But first I had to let go a little – and that was hard.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows but it’s far better than trying to go it alone and do everything myself.

Better for me, better for my clients, better for my team.

If you’re on the fence about hiring your first team member – or your second, put things in place to support it and just do it. Then make it work.

What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned in business or life?