The first step is accepting that you can’t do everything yourself.
You kinda-sorta accept it, which is why you have a team around you, but the obvious facts are a struggle at the same time.
You think (especially if you’re the founder) that your job is every job. That you’re the one who gets things done, you’re definitely self-sufficient, you’re go-to. It’s what gave you your chair. Now, accepting you need help … that you’re the kind of person who needs help, that you’re no longer able to do things on your own … can feel like an existential crisis.
It’s how you grow as a leader.
It’s how an organisation grows out of the connected souls around you.
The second step is building the team and structures that mean you don’t have to do everything.
Skippy strategy: Hiring is hard in itself, but understand it’s the easy part.
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