This month has been kind of nuts for me. I’ve been scrambling to get Fashion Steele Review Magazine together, shooting like mad, trying to make it to all these holiday functions and some how find time to sleep. I ran myself into the ground the first 2 weeks of December. I remember having a conversation at the #SteeleVain Brunch with all the lovely ladies about what they needed to be better at doing. Once thing that was resounding amongst us all was knowing when to delegate work and letting someone else help. I feel so protective over Fashion Steele NYC that it’s very hard for me to let anyone do anything when it comes to this space and my brand. But I’m finding that in order to grow as business and as a good business woman, I have to know when to focus on what I do best and when to delegate. I think that’s something a lot of women as well as creatives have trouble doing. We always feel that we’d do the best job and never really give anyone else a chance to shine. I have to let go, a little. Because I’m pretty sure I was suffering from extreme exhaustion. Enough, that I needed to have my blood drawn just to make sure I was getting all my vitamins and that nothing else more sinister was at play.
Photography by Rose Lazard
Edited by Monroe Steele
I am so lucky to have a wonderful support system to bounce ideas off of. I have a tight knit circle and my friends are unbelievable but I know I can’t do this alone anymore. I think I’ve reached a point where doing this all myself is no longer an option. At least it’s not if I want this space to grow. I will stay here, drowning and stagnant unless I make a few changes around here. So with that said, in the New Year, I will be acquiring a little help. What form of help, I’m not really sure of yet. I don’t know if I just need assistance with every aspect of blogging or if I want more content creators. There’s also a lot of requests for me to do a quarterly instead of a yearly magazine. Although I’m definitely not prepared for that, I can see myself doing a biyearly magazine in the near future. I actually really like being the sole writer on this site because it almost feels like my little diary. Everything is my voice. I’m not sure if that is something I’d want to change.
It’s a lot to think about but I’m glad I’m finally open to thinking about it. Because I know no one person can do everything alone.