Get out of the way
It is not easy to say, but sometimes I’m my own worst enemy. I insert myself into every crevice of our business and insist on doing it myself. While I’m pretty competent, I am definitely not fast. Also, since I can’t do everything at once, I often become a barrier to my own success.
Part of this is because I like doing things myself. Part of this is that I’m pretty good at most things and often do a better job. Often it is because it gets done exactly as I envision it. Usually it is because I love to be in the middle of things and don’t want to miss out.
But mostly I use it as an excuse to undermine my success, and to fill my time with tasks that are not important….
This is actually something I’ve been working on lately
- Having a definite purpose
- Keeping a clear picture of what I want to achieve in mind
- Not loosing myself in how we are going to do it. It is important to do things, but only if they move us towards our goals.
I won’t say I’ve been perfect, but I have improved. A lot of pieces are in place for our multiple revenue streams and we are working on something that could be huge.
But I need to make sure that I stay out of the way. I need to let my business partners participate more and share in the effort (and glory). I need to keep an open mind to other people’s ideas. I need to keep the end in mind and not get lost in the minute (unimportant) details.