Hear me out: bigger is not always better. Don't let your inflated ego drag you into a situation that starts to spiral out of your control. If you want to remain in control of the culture in your company take my advice: hire slow. You don't need to hire more just to look successful. And hiring a big team doesn't guarantee you more money, but it does guarantee you'll be spending more on payroll ;)
So like I said: hire slow. Really hone in on what position you need filled and who you're looking to fill it. Be upfront and clear about your vision and your why; even during interviews. You're looking to find the right person that will fit into the culture of your team. Someone who shares your core values; not just someone to make you money. The biggest mistake I see other business owners make is thinking that just because they see potential in someone they should have them do all the things immediately. Grow them slow. I start all my people on the phones and they must grow and prove to me...
WHAT STAGE ARE YOU IN?
There are 4 stages to how a CEO begins to grow a team and what they spend their time doing. If you don't work on moving up in the stages you usually get stuck in the doing and deciding cycle. Meaning you do all the work, decide to hire people, then spend your day deciding for them, and now you fire them all to just do it yourself. You then start to get overwhelmed and decide it's time to hire people again. Anyone else feel this before?
DOING- are you doing all the work in your business and basically have created an employee job for yourself? you get to a point where you end up doing all the work and start to feel like it's time to hire someone/some people to help you or do the work instead?
DECIDING- you are now not doing much more work but have a team constantly coming to you and asking you questions or needing your guidance that you spend most of your day making decisions. Starting to feel like if you are just going to pay people to have to decide for...
Today I’m sharing a tool and concept with you that’ll change how you see your business. It was a huge wake up call for me when I did this for the first time, and let me tell ya, after the initial shock wore off, I felt a sense of clarity like never before.
The tool I’m talking about is a business audit. Now before you roll your eyes (or run and hide), let me explain. Yes, it can be scary and feel overwhelming when you take a hard look at everything in your business. But those feelings won’t last long! You’ll feel empowered to move forward with more direction and certainty, and that, my friends is gold.
The business audit tool I created has 6 main sections to look at. Most businesses will fall within these 6 sections as well, even if there are a few more that you can think of. Either way, consider these in a wheel, with each category representing a section. The goal here is to see how balanced your wheel is, and where things need to get pumped up a bit...
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