I want you to be honest with me for a second…
Do you trust the people who work for you?
I don’t mean do you “like them” or “trust them as friends.” I mean do you really and truly feel able to outsource to them, and have them do it quickly and exactly how you want it?
Do you trust that they’ll get it right?
Or do you worry that you’ll end up explaining what needs to be done for hours, or even that you’ll end up doing tasks yourself, because it would be easier and faster?
This is normal.
I speak to so many women in business who, when push comes to shove, feel that it’s just quicker to get things done themselves.
I mean, why would you pay someone else to do something slowly and not the way you actually want it when you can quickly do it yourself?
While I get it, the problem is, this kind of approach is keeping you stuck exactly where you are. Overwhelmed, working too many hours, not paying yourself enough and not growing fast enough.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
For you to scale your business to multiple 6 (and even 7) figures a year with more time off, you actually have to work less. You have to let go of the white-knuckling.
How can you do this?
It starts with understanding that this micro-managing and bottleneck behavior is slowing down your growth, massively. It’s also the cause of you working way too many hours.
The key is to fully Leverage your team (lean on them, trust them) so you can be released from those exhausting day-to-day details, refocus on your vision of exponential growth, and get your freedom back.
Some best practices that we teach women so they can scale faster:
- Make sure that each team member is hired to have the right 1) skill set, 2) experience, 3) wiring and 4) culture fit so that you are surrounded by the world-class help you need to reach new levels of impact and revenue growth. (This is a big part of what we teach and it really makes a difference.)
- Don’t assume that they know what you want. Each member of your team needs to be taught 1) how to give you what you want, 2) the way you want it, 3) exactly what it should look like to be a success, and 4) when you want it done. (This seems basic, but it’s where entrepreneurs tend to mess up as they assume the team member knows this.)
- Avoid complete abdication. Make yourself available to delegate in a way that you are coaching them to success, meaning, in such a way that they feel empowered to do it right and that you are available for questions.
There are many more best practices to delegate effectively to your team, and yet if you start with these 3, you can finally trust them to do their work on their own, so you don’t have to wait for the other shoe to drop and can step back to focus on your true role as the visionary.
The solution lies in leveraging your team effectively so you can free yourself from the day-to-day minutiae, and refocus your time and attention on exponential growth.
This is how our women business owners make twice as much, working half the time. It’s really powerful.
You’ve done a really good job getting to where you are on your own. It may just be time to get some expert help to grow faster and easier.
Tap me on the shoulder if you need help with this,