How do I introduce Maggie Ruch? I could let you know that she built my websites — from scratch… or that everyone I've ever referred her to (without exception) has thanked me for the connection… But, I'd rather tell you about how she changed my LIFE (& business) with her Precision Delegation exercise. She showed me where I should delegate more in my business, gave me a plan for TODAY as well as for the future regarding how delegation would CHANGE as my own practice grew. As a result, I became more confident in giving up control, gained more time freedom AND profitability in my business. I'm forever grateful and super excited to introduce you to Maggie Ruch — a woman who (truly) WOWs.
What ONE THING do you think gives a woman the "WOW" factor?
Being down to earth and relatable- honest. I that people who try to always maintain a super-professional image can come off appearing phony or superficial. It’s best to show us that you are human too. It makes the victories sweeter and the obstacles and challenges you face all the more REAL. I learn better by relating to people and I would much rather have a wow woman who I can learn from. And when I hear about mistakes made and challenges overcome, suddenly I feel like “here is a REAL super woman.” It’s refreshing to know that we’re all just human.
What three female celebrities do you think we could learn from – and what ONE sentence lesson do they teach us?
I am totally not into celebrities so this was a hard one. 1- She-ra. She is courageous, fair, and smart; she loves her friends and would do anything for them; and she is resourceful. 2- Anne Frank. I read The Diary of Anne Frank when I was a little girl and it really made an impact on how I view the world and others. She taught me to never give up on people, that deep down “people are really good at heart.” 3- Janis Joplin. So much passion in her voice! She teaches us to LIVE and LOVE because life can be so short. Ok so, she died young but she really LIVED!
What is the most important lesson you learned from YOUR Mom – or WISHED she had modeled for you?
Never give up. Always have a backup plan. If plan A doesn’t work, try plan B. If B doesn’t work then try C, but never give up. My mother reinvented herself many times while I was growing up. It was important for her to stay home with us when we were young children, but it became necessary for her to work to contribute to the household. She took the skills she had and developed three businesses from them. That resourcefulness was the best thing she taught me.
If women could instantly emulate ONE trait, habit or skill set that YOU possess, which trait, habit or skill set should it be?
If you don’t know, then find out (is there a word for that?). Google is my best friend. The ability to research to find an answer then test it out comes in handy in my business every day. Try, create, think for yourself. Technology is changing by the MINUTE. Applications and programs that worked yesterday may not work anymore today. Finding another solution that does work or that works better is a MUST. It’s challenging but it makes for great fun!
What ONE success tip or strategy can you leave us with?
Know when to delegate. Many women in business feel obligated to try to do everything on their own. Playing the role of marketing manager, CEO, admin, and janitor every day gets overwhelming fast! It can be difficult to decide what to hold on to and what to let go of. But a great support system, including someone to whom you can delegate, alleviates some of the stress of juggling everything. When you practice letting go and delegating, you free yourself up to move on to the next level of success. I do this myself, I have three subs that I send work to and they are gifts to me from God! Wishing you Success!