Episode 84: Can You Outsource Raising Leaders?

April 25, 2022

TODAY, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT RAISING LEADERS, NOT JUST ENTREPRENEURS. We are talking about raising kids who are stepping into who they’re called to be, who have the courage to live against the grain and to step into their purpose while having confidence and joy in that process. 

As a leadership podcast, we’re all about outsourcing and delegation and as entrepreneurial parents, we know you have a lot on your plate. We know you’re navigating leading two worlds that are both incredibly demanding and important to you – your business and your family.

You want to do business well and you want to raise your children well, so what can come off your plate and what is yours to keep? What will make all the difference for the leaders you are raising?


[2:20] You Cannot Fully Outsource This Part

Can we, as a company, take on raising your leaders? 

You’re busy and you’re spread thin, and you would love a plug-and-play system that can give you the outcome you’re seeking. So, can we create something that takes you out of that equation but still fills that deep desire to see your children grow up happy and thriving and successful? 

We know how busy you are because we are in the same boat. We’re all so passionate about our mission but we’re also so passionate about our families and raising our kids to be difference-makers. So, we (and when I say we, I mean my whole team at Luminary Leadership) have been working tirelessly on a top secret program that’s going to be soon front facing for all of you. 

I believe in bringing in help where you need it, so that you can stay in alignment with your vision, your mission and your values and still show up where you’re called to be. But, as we were plowing through this, we realized that we keep bumping into the same consensus across the board – we cannot fully outsource this part. But don’t worry – good news is coming. 

[6:09] Trust What They Do, Not What They Say

When it comes to this idea of how much you can outsource raising your kids in a way that really instills in them what they need in order to become the leaders they’re called to be, I think of something that my mom still reminds me to this day: “Trust what they do, not what they say.” 

So, when it comes to leadership and actually raising our kids up in their purpose and potential, we can’t just teach concepts. We can’t just tell them. We have to live it. It has to be modeled for them. It has to be woven into our world as a way of life, a priority in our schedule of who we are becoming. Not just the curriculum you can put on a desk and hope that they absorb it. 

The reason we were having this conversation internally as a team was because we were really excited in the beginning to create a plug-and-play system, but we soon realized that it’s not about that. It was about bridging the gap, because we had to bring you into the equation, not just your kid.

[8:36] Get Yourself to Camp Luminary!

If you haven’t thought of joining  Camp Luminary, I want to let you know what it’s all about. First of all, we have upleveled it. It now includes the very first mastermind for entrepreneurial parents and their kids.

I understand what it feels like to feel guilty when you are working, like you should be with the kids-  and then stressed when you are with the kids because you should be working. And on top of that, feeling like you are at max capacity, just stressed and spread thin and hurried and you know it’s not the life you want to live. You know that’s not what’s best for your kids. But how do you get out of it?

And then you look at your kids and you wonder- Are they being influenced by their environment? Are we  even connected anymore? Am I even able to influence them positively to support them to tap into who they are called to be? I see insecurities rising up but I want them to be confident and courageous. So how do I do that?

This experience at Camp is literally going to have you come into camp one way and leave as a different person, as a different family. We are designing  Camp to have the mastermind lead up to camp and then bookend you coming out of it. This is the only time we are going to include a mastermind with Camp Luminary so I hope you will take advantage!

This is an investment in your family’s future. This is an investment in your quality of life and your calling. This is  an investment in your children. You will learn what is required of you, what tools you need to  equip yourself to model leadership for your children so they can become the leaders they are called to be.

We have amazing guest speakers lined up. You won’t believe the people you are going to be sitting at picnic tables with – a lot of people’s podcasts you listen to or you have seen them speak on stage. It’s going to be a special, life-changing weekend.

Get yourself to Camp! Go to luminaryleadershipco.com/camp to sign up!

Rooms are going super fast so if this is on your heart, if you feel called to this- be there with us!

[11:25] You Can Outsource the “How”

If you’re running your own business, you’re likely using a lot of your energy to create within the walls of your business, or sometimes, just to keep the thing afloat. So, trying to identify and craft the perfect leadership process for your children can feel like a heavy and daunting task. It’s hard to piece together all the pieces from a million different places, people’s opinions and gurus, hoping that it sticks. 

At Luminary Leadership, we are taking on two major things – raising ourselves up into who we need to be so that we can raise our kids up into who they need to be. And the “raising ourselves” part can’t be skipped. It’s the foundation.

So, we can’t just lay this at the feet of someone else. It is on us, individually. Especially because our kids are so unique and we know them better than anyone else, so we have to be there to facilitate the process in alignment with our own personal vision and values. 

But the good news is that we can outsource the “how”. I don’t believe that every parent should have to take on creating a curriculum to support their child, navigate it totally alone and have the full roadmap mapped out. I actually think that’s a recipe for more stress and more overwhelm and less wins in business and parenthood.

As entrepreneurial parents, we can give our children the greatest gift, a gift that can’t be found outside of small business families -we can help our kids become leaders, independent thinkers and trailblazers of their own accord. 

[15:10]  The Spark 

Now, I know that you don’t need more things on your to-do list. What you need is quite the opposite – more freedom and flexibility to create the lifestyle you don’t need to escape from, where you have the resources at your fingertips that engage your kids so that you can raise those happy and thriving leaders.

This all starts by creating a rhythm that allows you to be happy and thriving every single day and inviting your kids into the process. And that part you can do with us, both guiding you and totally in it with you. Because this is our mission. We’re ready to take this on. We are taking this on to support entrepreneurs like you who are called to a mission in business, but also called to a mission to raise leaders. 

So, even if you can’t outsource the whole process, you certainly don’t have to figure out the “how” and come up with the tools on your own. We are eager to take you from feeling spread so thin to being an unhurried founder family; to take your kids from being influenced by their environment to influencing their environment, to being connected to you and seeing you as the one to guide them. 

Unfortunately, we can’t spill the beans quite yet, but we wanted to give you step one. For your step one, go to https://luminaryleadershipco.com/spark, and get our free workbook that’s going to help you start to prepare for what’s coming. Not only that, you will be the first one to know what’s coming next.

You can’t outsource the whole thing, but we’re gonna bring you along for the ride. We know what needs to happen. We know what you need to do. And we are going to support you every step of the way and give you those tools and resources for you and your kids.

I hope today’s episode gave you exactly what you need. If you’re ready to join us on this journey in finding harmony between family and business, make sure you take that first step and download our free workbook at https://luminaryleadershipco.com/spark.

Make sure you subscribe because we have some amazing stuff coming your way that you don’t want to miss. Come connect with me on Instagram at @elizhartke!

If there’s a topic, a question or a guest you want to hear on the show, just reach out and share that. We do this for you so the more you tell us, the more we can serve.


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