You should not be handling the same responsibilities as your team day in and day out. You are not your team! Learn how to ensure that you’re empowering your team to work in the business when you are off.

Entrepreneurs Resist Systems, Processes, and Routines

The other day, I had what I lovingly call a “Business and Golf” day with one of my clients. While we were having lunch before our rounds, he was sharing some frustrations regarding his team. This client is a very successful business owner, and while I had a few questions, he primarily vented for a while.

After about ten minutes, I shared this simple process with him: You are not your team, and your team is not you. The reality is that most business owners begin working for themselves because they don’t like being told what to do. Because of this, we actively resist structure, process, and routine. My client agreed that, even though he had many offers from major companies, he decided to go out on a limb and start a business so that he could do his own thing.