Are you tired of getting mired down in the day-to-day technician work in your business? Exhausted by putting out fires all day long until there is little time left for anything else? If you find yourself in this cycle, chances are that your business is designed to rely on you too much, and you are paying a hefty price. You may say things like, “I just struggle to find good people,” “No one can do it as good and I can,” “If I’m not there, it won’t get done,” and the list goes on.
The truth is that your business cannot grow with you in the way. There are only so many fingers and toes that you have to put in the holes of the dam. With everything funneling through you, you may be stifling the very thing that you built, thus sabotaging your own success. Implementing a healthy balance of systems and mentoring your people to manage the systems is key to building a business that is sustainable and produces the results you long for.
The good news is that you can change this. But first, we must acknowledge that the only thing we can truly control is that 6×6 box that sits squarely on top of our shoulders. It’s time to start thinking differently and design the company to function with or without you. This is not easy and takes time. I’ve had clients describe this process as trying to re-design the plane while you are trying to fly it. It doesn’t have to be that way and by in large depends on your perspective and how you relate to the work of “working on the business.” Here are some essential steps to get you and your team on the right path:
“Without Commitment, You’ll Never Start. Without Consistency, You’ll Never Finish.”– Denzel Washington