Many consultants build teams but find that they can’t quite separate from their business. We all know that we’re supposed to work “on the business” instead of “in the business” a la Michael Gerber’s E-Myth, but for some reason you can’t quite get all the way out.
You can’t trust someone to manage client accounts. Or, you can’t trust another developer to develop the application in line with your vision and standards.
Maybe, you have tried to hire somebody and you wasted months and thousands of dollars before determining that it just wouldn’t work. So now you’re stuck.
You have to take care of it because only you can get it right.
The challenge of getting out of the business is the largest obstacle you face. Every hour you spend in your business, you’re essentially idling because no one else can move it forward. It’s a huge tax on your momentum, like dragging an anchor behind you as you trudge towards your goals. Continue reading