Make way for the control freaks
I was reading an article that talked about what makes a good leader. And one sentence really stood out. It said, “When you justify your hold on work, you’re confusing being involved with being essential.” And I thought to myself, “That’s a nice way of saying, don’t be one of those control freaks.”
Control freaks don’t get their title because of good stuff.
OK, I’m gonna use a Jeff Foxworthy technique.
- If you believe every part of your business requires YOU…you might be a control freak.
- If you can’t think of any part of your business that someone else could do better…you might be a control freak.
- And if you’re never able to “get away” from your business…well, you get it. Right?
Believe me, I understand not wanting to give up any part of your business. It’s your baby. And your dream. And if it’s going well for you, by yourself, if you’re clipping along nicely, making enough money to live a good life, then keep on keepin’ on. Good for you.
But if you’re starting to think you’d like to kick things up a notch or ten, you might find out it’s gonna get mighty tough to do it alone. And that’s where you’ll have to decide whether you’d like to be involved or essential. Because being essential means being hands-on. Every business hour of every business day. And for small business owners that’s usually at least six days a week, if not seven. If that’s your preference, go for it.
On the other hand, if you’d like a more hands-free business, then it’s time to consider automation and delegation. And that’s where my RondaReady business coach CRM system really shines. It’s chock full of ways to automate your day-to-day tasks. And there’s a ton of training on how to delegate, hire, and organize your whole business into a personalized operations manual.
It’s not for control freaks, but it DOES help you control.
So, when you’re really, really ready to get ready, get RondaReady and…