I take full responsibility for my business successes and failures. I made all the decisions to shape my business. But it wasn’t until I looked at running my business differently that great things really started to happen for me.
See, the definition of a business is:
A commercial, PROFITABLE, enterprise that works…WITHOUT YOU.
This means that you are free to work ON your business not IN it. The business is fully functioning without you.
–Brad Sugars, Founder of ActionCoach
Does that describe your business? Can you stay home or go on vacation and everything will happen without you? Will the doors be unlocked and clients served? Will you see money deposited into your bank account? If the answer is no, then you own a job, not a business.
Once I realized how important it is to hire the right team and give them the responsibility of running my business, then things started falling into place. Hiring the right team is the difference between owning a job and owning a business.
And in Episode 7, we talk about how to hire a rock star team. We’re not looking to hire warm bodies to go through the motions. We want rock stars that strive for excellence and make the business great.
I love this picture of my Team! They gave me a framed copy for Christmas last year. It’s in my office–this is the view from my desk.
There are two very important personalities that every business should have. According to Mark C. Winters, author of Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business, every business needs both a Visionary and an Integrator. Once these two people are working together, that’s when great things start happening.
The Visionary comes up with the big ideas, but within the Integrator they will fall flat. Why? Because the Integrator knows how to execute. Both roles are critical for a business to grow and succeed.
Here’s the link to take the quiz and find out if you’re a Visionary or an Integrator.
Can you guess who the Visionary is in my business? Who’s the Integrator? Listen to the episode and learn which roles Emily, Christina, and I fill.
Don’t forget about the Build A Better Business 5-Day Challenge! It’s not too late to start. Click here to learn more.