As a woman growing a new business, while being a wife and the mother of two preschoolers, life can’t get much more hectic.
Throw in a couple dozen clients who are building their dream homes plus a retail store to manage, taking the time and energy to be a leader is a real challenge for me. But leaders take many forms and we must adapt to our current situations to achieve success.
Some days make us question what we are trying to accomplish and may even make us want to give up.
We have to look at the wins and the losses, and learn from those things to be successful women and leaders. It’s what we learn along the way that will help us push through.
It is important to really listen to the people around you and understand others’ points of view. To be successful we must work together to find the best solution for the group.
A leader who can pull the group together as a team is going to be more successful than one who is always the only one who is right. It may be hard sometimes to give up control but that is usually when we are able to grow and show our best leadership skills.
Growing a small business, raising a family, and leading by example are challenging but have its rewards at the end of the day. When someone looks up to you and trusts your decisions, it is worth it.
Ellecor Design & Gifts
2144 E Republic Rd
Springfield MO 65804
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