Behind The Scenes – My Babies
In theory I am taking some time for “maternity leave.” But as a small business owner in an ultra-wired connected world, “leave” is a relative term. Caden has much of my attention, but he sleeps. A lot. My professional baby never can. So I check in. Stay on top of big issues. Stay in touch by writing thank you after thank you and emails. But I have detached myself from the day-to-day of the office. Truth is, I had already done that before I left. And what I learned doing so has helped me be a better leader if not business owner and will help me be a better mom too.
Taking a step back – in business and in life – is about having balance. I have trust and confidence in my team. I know now I can’t control it all but why would I want to? I don’t want to limit them; I want them to grow. Yes, I will do whatever needs to be done to deliver on promises and lead by example but not so much so I cripple their development and sap their confidence. I can’t be the conduit for everything. They need to make their own Konnections and relationships. I have learned a lot from my team about how things have changed. I used to wonder why their phones don’t ring as much as mine. But clients are happy and I see results as they Konnect through their Kommunications tools like Linkedin or Facebook or a text. Just recently, the team landed Piers Morgan, Access Hollywood, 20/20, Today, and more without a word from me.
So in letting go I have realized something: Right now Caden is completely dependent on me for survival. But my team and most of all K2 is not.