Founder l CEO
We start out as ourselves, but as we start to hire the more trust you need to have and train them. It is a fallacy that at some point we will get to a point and things will get easier.
If you are successful and growing things will never get easier.
The problems continue, but we get better at dealing with bigger and better problems. As we grow we need to be able to release, trust, create processes, trust other people’s opinions, elevate them, and mentor them. There is a progression where you go from being the doer to people to help you do to you help other people do.
As you grow you have more challenges, but you are more prepared for them. If you put in the systems and processes being able to overcome those problems becomes easier.
Am I ready to hire?
Any time one thing takes up 20-30% of your time then it is time to hire someone to do that task.
A big mistake is that we often focus on the cost and budget. You will never get rich pinching pennies. Figure out how to drive revenue. We should constantly be hiring to drive revenue up.
You should always be looking for someone to help you move to the next level.
As entrepreneurs, we think we can do everything, but we shouldn’t. When you hand something off, it isn’t because you can’t do it. It is because you shouldn’t be doing it.
Every time we do something that is not about vision, marketing, our offering, or revenue and we waste our time at something that isn’t pointed at that it is holding us back.
What should our process be for hiring?
You need to do what is best for you and your specific business. Don’t copy what anyone else is doing.
You have to be willing to be wildly pragmatic. You need a clear vision for the job you need to be done. Be pragmatic about the options. Don’t force yourself to fit in the constraints that are out there.
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