For many entrepreneurs, running a business is like caring for a baby, without the diaper changes. The business began with a vision and burning desire to leave the world a better place. Like a baby, that vision requires time, energy, nurturing and lots of love to develop and grow into a thriving organization.
It’s hard to put your “baby” (your business) in someone else’s hands because you don’t know if they will really care for it the way you do. You try to delegate tasks to others but the control freak in you wants you to believe that you’re the only one that can get the job done. It’s your “baby” and you want nothing more than to provide the very best products and services for your clients and customers.
I know this journey all too well. I’ve learned that when I let go of certain tasks or processes, I make room in my business and my life to receive more. It’s a growth process that takes time and dedication. I continue to release the desire to control every aspect of my business. I know that my business and ultimately my clients will reap the benefits as a result of me allowing my team to support, serve and shine.
The control freak in you can run your business but the leader in you will take it to the next level. The benefits of leading your organization far outweigh controlling every aspect of it.
What happens when you relinquish control?
1. Your team is empowered and motivated to do their best
2. Your business and personal goals become a reality
3. You have more time to serve your clients and customers
4. You will have more freedom and less stress
5. Your business will experience long term growth
What area or areas of your business are you too afraid to let go of? Give your “baby” a chance to grow and thrive…let it go!