It’s not like they don’t fit. The hats you wear as the owner of a small business.
And some of them fit quite nicely.
- Chief Problem Solver
- Head Disciplinarian
- Overall Fixer
The reason you put them on in the first place was “it had to get done.”
In The E-Myth, you’re taught that one of the biggest challenges for small business owners is working IN their business and not ON their business.
You know that’s not really true. Sometimes you have to work in your business…to get it done, or done right.
Think of where you work IN your business like a Red Flag.
By Red Flag, we mean a warning sign. What is it warning us of? A vulnerability.
If you have to do that particular task, there’s probably not a process and person who can do it for you. That’s the vulnerability.
If there’s a process, with no person to implement it, there’s no execution.
If there’s a person, but no process, there’s inconsistency.
Yes, cash flow can keep you from hiring others, but it’s not like throwing money at a problem is the best solution. Sometimes it can make things much worse.
Getting clear on what needs to be done, how, and when, are critical to growing and moving forward.
How can you leverage YOU, if you’re stuck in just doing tasks throughout the day?
How can you get off the hamster wheel and make progress?
It may feel like a Catch-22, but in reality, it requires a pause and reset.
It one of the first things I work on with clients, making space for growth because, honestly, who wants to grow a business that is creating so much stress… you just end up with more stress.
To learn about the 5-Pillars and the Path to growing your business to $1 million, $5 million or even $10 million, register for my upcoming training here.