Do you suffer from the “I can do it all” mindset? Many business owners do. Here’s what you can do to change.
By Terry Begue
1. Identify what’s holding you back
List all the things in your business that you’re not good at, hate to do, or take up too much of your time. You’ll probably see some overlap… work on those first. Just remember to be brutally honest with yourself.
2. Pick the best
Find the most qualified person in your company to handle each job, trust that they’ll do it and make yourself available if they need help in the beginning.
3. Be clear
Make sure they understand what you expect from them in terms of how long each task should take, as well as the level of quality. Clear communication is key.
Don’t just delegate
Give them the responsibility, as well as the authority that goes with it. If you want them to “own the job” then you cannot micro-manage. Sometimes they’ll need to figure things out on their own.
Do You Suffer from the “I Can Do It All” Mentality?
This article was originally published in the Spring 2019 issue of PPC magazine. Story by Terry Begue, author of The Wealthy House Painter’s Guide to Having It All and owner of Begue Painting in Hartville, Ohio. Get more management and business building tips on the Sherwin-Williams contractor website.