When The “Entrepreneur” Gets in the Way

As entrepreneurs, we’re often driven by a desire to succeed and make our mark on the world. We’re passionate about our ideas, and we’re willing to put in the long hours and hard work to turn them into reality. But sometimes, our desire to be in control can get in the way of our success.

I’ve learned this lesson the hard way. For years, I tried to do everything myself. I wanted to be the one doing everything. But what I didn’t realize was that my need for control was holding me back.

It wasn’t until I started to let go of wanting to be in control that I began to see real growth in myself and my business. I started to trust my team and empower them to take on more responsibility. I began to delegate tasks and projects, and I saw how my team rose to the challenge.

Through letting go of some control, I was able to see what everyone on my team was really capable of.  I was also able to better see where people’s talents and passions lie.  For some, it wasn’t in doing the thing(s) I originally thought.  Giving your team the space to take charge and make things their own will bring out strengths, passions and talents that may surprise you, but it will make your team better.

Delegating tasks can also help you focus on your own strengths and passions as a founder. As your business grows, there will be more things to do and more people to delegate them to, which is great, because it allows you to focus on what you do best, which is to keep driving the business forward. It also provides the added benefit of giving you some much-needed time to think, plan and develop.

As entrepreneurs, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking we need to do everything ourselves to achieve success. However, the truth is that success requires a team effort, and making sure that every member of that team is working within their strengths. By delegating tasks and empowering our team to take ownership, we can create a more positive and productive work environment and drive our businesses forward while making sure that every person feels happy, fulfilled and appreciated. Letting go of control isn’t easy, but it’s an important lesson that every entrepreneur needs to learn. So, take a step back, evaluate your approach, and make sure you’re taking actions toward empowering those around you.

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