You get to a stage in your business when you realise that you might actually be the bottleneck. It’s that realisation which inspired this week’s Enterprise post.
Sometimes, you just need to get out of your own way. And sometimes, the main thing stopping you is your ego. I’m talking about when you get to a stage in your business when you become one of the major roadblocks to growth and progress.
This could happen for a variety of reasons. Maybe you’ve just become so busy that you can simply no longer sustain the level of micro-managing you’re used to. You have ended up becoming the bottleneck on activities and ideas that could propel your business forward. This is often misguidedly tagged as “being a perfectionist” when in reality you’re just “being a control freak.
Or perhaps you just don’t know how to let go. “Everything will fall apart,” you tell yourself. “No one knows my customers the way I do – they just don’t have the history and trust that I’ve built up with them.” You love feeling needed. You want to be the linchpin that holds everything together because that makes you feel like the indispensable star of the show.
While there is nothing wrong with that, it’s not necessarily the wisest approach if you want to grow your business. Because it takes a village for any business to get to the next level. You can’t do it yourself
You might kid yourself into thinking that you can. But the reality is far different.
You can read the full Enterprise article here.