Create the Opportunity, Then Find the Leverage Point
“If you’re unemployed and own a lawn mower you are no longer unemployed.”
Someone on Facebook shared this as a status. The ensuing comments substituted “lawn mower” with things like car, laptop, smartphone, etc. Ours (Mogul Chix) is an advanced group, but at the core this quote should resonate with all of you.
We all started out with an idea, a basic vehicle to deliver services or products to customers to solve a problem, and a determination to build a legacy. Some legacies are founded and built at kitchen tables, in garages, out of car trunks, etc.
Here’s where my phrase “Dig Deeper” comes into play.
In the comments of that post, someone asked “What if you’re employed and have a broken lawn mower? What are you then?”. Comical responses were posted, but one person wrote “Employer”. A few didn’t get it, but as soon as I read that I thought BRILLIANT!! Here’s why.
We often get so trapped into building our companies that we feel the need to do everything ourselves and not invest in talent. Talent is your front line It’s great to have a variety of skills and a killer work ethic and drive. BUT you are not an island. You physically cannot do every job there is to make your business excel. At some point you need a team. They are your LEVERAGE to scaling and growing.
Going back to that second question, kids are getting this lesson early on. Us adults are the ones lagging behind out of sheer stubbornness. Kids today will use apps, smartphones, and their friends to build businesses. And many are successful (per their own terms). Why?
LEVERAGE is the key. I want you to write that word down and post it prominently near your workspace. Get it tattooed on your wrist if you have to. LEVERAGE is what allows you to grow exponentially. Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary has often said “I think of my money as little soldiers. They go out and they bring back more soldiers. The money does the work for me.”. Marinate on that for a while. When you have a business and you have others come in to work for you to deliver (full or part time employee, 1099 contractor, Independent, etc) you get more done and absorb less pressure. But it takes the right team to make it happen.
Ladies, have you had your lawn mower moment yet? If not, DIG DEEPER. How can you leverage? Yes, you are superwomen and you all have a great capacity to achieve. But teamwork makes the dream work. Invest in your LEVERAGE. And if you don’t know how, that’s what Mogul Chix is here for. To help you rethink and reimagine business. So who’s ready?
So ladies, I’m asking you to dig deeper. Put on those thinking caps and think of all the ways you can expand your business, add revenue and take your business to the next level. And if you can’t, you should be thinking about attending the Mogul Chix Academy. Let’s reimagine the way we do business.
Til next time,
Founder, Mogul Chix, LLC
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Adrienne Graham is the Founder of Mogul Chix (www.mogulchix.com), a global company and community for female founders and women entrepreneurs. She works with female-founded companies to grow, scale & making them investment ready. She is CEO of Empower Me! Corporation (www.empowerme.org), a growth strategies consultancy for high growth companies. She provides Strategic Business Growth advisory services to companies with high growth potential to assist clients in creating processes and strategies to effectively scale, run, grow and position their business for success. Adrienne is an author, serial entrepreneur and avid techie dedicated to promoting inclusive diversity in the tech, VC and startup community. She is steadily building her empire one company at a time. She is also a Mentor for the Straight Shot Accelerator in Omaha, NE, which helps guide startups into successfully launched ventures.