In this article, I want to start off with an exercise that will get your brain thinking. First, think of your favorite place to go and think about why that is your favorite place. What pops into your head that gives you happy feelings when you think of this place? Now think back, have you ever had a bad experience at this place? What happened? Did you go back? That’s the key question! If you did, why did you give them another chance?
How many of you have a “favorite place in the world”? You know, your favorite mall, restaurant, adrenaline park, hotel, store, golf course, beach club, ski resort… whatever… A place where you go that someone else takes care of you. Think about that place for a minute. Can you identify why it is your favorite place? Is it the way they treat you, the way you feel when you are there, the ability to unwind, relax and not worry about anything? Do you feel important, valued, treasured, cherished?
Today, Kris and special guest, Jennifer Connor from AppleTree Kids, uncover the secret sauce on how to manage your preschools from the beach, or wherever your dream life may take you. They give the inside scoop how to delegate appropriately, grow from within, empower your teams and have backup systems in place so that you can have the freedom to grow your business and just work on the things that you love. Jennifer is a master of delegation, a model of business success, and now proudly has two locations with a waiting list and a very committed and dedicated staff. Find out how she decided to define her dream life, make the move to Mexico, and how it has positively impacted her work and personal life. As a coach and leader, she strives to keep learning and sharpening her own saw, which leads to a great impact on her staff and leadership team, and ripples out to many children and their lives.
As a Childcare Success Coach, I am always listening for and learning things that will help me coach my clients better. So as I was visiting with my neighbors last night, and the talk turned to running a business, my ears perked up and I joined the conversation with a “now you’re talking my language” kind of attitude. Little did I know that is was going to be my neighbor to remind me of the MOST important thing when running a business!
Delegation. We’ve all heard the word, and we all think we know what it means. Some of us even think we know how to do it. But do you really understand how to leverage this amazing tool to achieve your goals in your child care center? I bet most of you understand the “idea” of delegation. In its simplest form, it is assigning tasks to other people. But what I want you to understand is the “reality” of delegation. Understanding your unique talents and using those talents to achieve greatness.