An old, outdated management system is thinking that you alone are or will be responsible for the growth and success of your business.
In Biology 101, an organism is not separate from it’s environment.
To explain further, the lead singer of a famous rock star band, cannot make it’s music without the band.
A figure of a painting, needs the background to be the focal point.
That being said, the whole over glorification that we assign to ourselves from the old mindset of micro managing, thinking the work will not be done without you and your anxiety. This only leads to a handicapped business culture of your own making, which has the opposite effect we think it has. It stunts your business growth.
Instead, if we let go, we trust the work will be done. We stay in our lane, whether it be with the vision of the company or your own personal skillset. The work takes care of itself, with the least amount of anxiety brought to everyone on the team, most importantly yourself.
When a business works on it’s own and operates like the human body, business harmony is achieved.
This can only be achieved when you realize, this business is not “only” your business.
However it can be, and you can fire employees faster than you hire them, but who really wants to work or be in charge of a culture built on the basis of constant fear and survival.
From working with all types of business owners, one of the common differences in someone starting out and someone more experienced is the more experienced individual gives up control and the one starting tries to control everything.
The thing is, this is a natural process all business owners go through, but by simply being aware of the “Do Nothing” approach to management you can recognize when the anxiety comes when something isn’t going your way, release and watch how effortless everything plays out for you.
Otherwise, How are we supposed to enjoy our lives if we’re constantly worried about everyone else. Yes, you are a powerful being, but so is your God Damn Team.
It’s imperative to establish what you’re good at, what you’re team is good at and allow everyone to govern themselves. Then collaborate and allow that person in their segment to make the executive decisions.