You don’t have to do everything yourself

By: Gloria Murray. Published: 4 Sep, 19
As a business owner one of the hardest things to do as your business grows and develops is accept that you can’t do everything yourself.

When you’ve built your business from scratch, developed every product and earned every penny of profit yourself, it can be very hard to let any of it go. You know your business inside out, upside down and back to front. No one else ever will.

But, will anyone ever need to know your business the way you do?

The truth is, not likely.

Your business isn’t a dream or a plan anymore, it’s out there in the world. There are amazing capable people out there too who can help you run your business effectively and efficiently. You don’t have to do everything yourself anymore.

Your role now is to do only the things that only you can do, the things you are uniquely good at – the rest you can delegate. You can design systems so you don’t have to be the one delivering all the time.

If you’re not sure where to start with delegating, draw up a list of everything you do in your business. It’s likely that, at first glance, you’ll think you’re the best person to do all of them. But be honest - are you really fantastic at marketing, sales, operations and HR?

The difference between being self-employed, having a business and being an entrepreneur is whether the business can work without you. When you’re stuck in the day to day running of the business every day you don’t have the space to think of things that will take you from business owner to entrepreneur.

So, take a leap. Find people you trust with the skills you need and get them on board to help you take your business to the next level.

If you want a chat to see how we can help you save time to focus on the things you love to do in your business email or call 0141 889 4247.