So now we’ve come to it…Principle #4: Team
Just as a reminder, the principles we have covered so far are…
How to Lead Yourself First
The BlueprintOS Roadmap and clarity.
Now that you understand these, you’re ready for Principle #4 which is based on the maxim that “Business Is a Team Sport.”
Entrepreneurship is a solo venture. Business Ownership requires a team that includes employees and trusted advisors. Our 4th principle shows you how to Attract, Develop, and Retain A-Players for your business.
When your business was small, time was all you had. If you didn’t know how to do something, you invested the time to figure it out because that was literally your onlyoption.
You couldn’t afford expensive consultants and forget about experienced executive talent.
But as your business grows, your available time begins to become less and less and less…
And this is the point where many business owners make the biggest mistake.
Instead of working 8 hours, they start working 10, 12, 14 hours, and the next thing you know, they’re burnt out, and those extra hours don’t put any more money in their bank account.
We’ve been trained to ask, “How can I do this?” when we want something done. But there is a better question to ask, and that question is…
“Who can do this for me?”
It may seem simple at first glance, but the ability to successfully ask, “Who can do this for me?” unlocks an entirely new world of scale because there is always someone out there who can do it better, faster, with less stress, and at greater scale than we could. (Oh yeah, and they’re probably cheaper, too.)
Football teams can’t win with just a quarterback on the field…
A spaceship doesn’t fly astronauts to space thanks to a single engineer…
The Great Pyramids of Giza weren’t built by a single worker…
And successful entrepreneurs don’t build multi-million and billion-dollar businesses entirely by themselves…
Asking “who” not “how” allows us to create bigger and better things than we can do alone.
Asking “who” not “how” has allowed me to found and grow multiple businesses at once.
Asking “who” not “how” has allowed me to never miss a wiffle ball practice or field trip,, have dinner every night with my family, and spend time on the golf course every week.
What will making the shift from “who” to “how” mean for you?
To becoming the architect of your business,
Founder and CEO, BlueprintOS
P.S. I know you may be thinking finding “who” sounds great, but right now, I just need a “how.” A quick win to kickstart my growth, profitability, value, or all 3…
If that’s where you’re at, then keep an eye out for my email tomorrow, where I’ll share with you the easiest way to close any gap.