You started your own business in an attempt to achieve freedom.
But how can you be free if you have to run the whole show?
This is why you need to step outside once in a while and see how things are going without you.
I did this recently when my wife and I travelled around Europe for six weeks.
I told my team that I wouldn’t be as available as usual. I told them I wasn’t going to respond to most emails, Slack messages, or phone calls.
I wanted to see if my team could handle everything smoothly while I was away.
They did a fantastic job!
Was it perfect?
It’s never perfect when I’m there either. They ran into a few bottlenecks but things went very well.
We even identified several things that we’d have to work on to make everything even smoother the next time around.
That’s really what it’s all about – creating systems and pressure testing them.
If you want to stop working so hard in your business, I suggest you do the same.
Pressure-test your business to see how it works without you.
Start taking a day or two off at a time. See how your team handle things… and then learn from the experience.
As you plug systems and your team feels the trust, take a bit more time off – perhaps 5 or 7 days.
Then repeat the process. Each time taking more and more time off.
In time, you should be able to step away from your business for extended periods and not have to worry about a thing.
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