Ah, micromanagement. Also known as being an a***hole. 🙂
Are You Really the Only One That Can Get it Done?
Sometimes you have to let go.
When I first started my business in my basement 10 years ago, I had to do everything myself.
Over the years, I’ve learned to not sweat the small stuff and let the little things go.
No longer does every part of the business flow through me. And at first, this is a pretty scary thought when you’re an entrepreneur that wants to “be the best at everything.”
You go from managing the product to managing people.
Granted, you’ll find things over time that only you should be doing. Try to focus on these big picture things.
Give People Space (for Crying Out Loud)
You’ve got to give them space.
Space to succeed, and space to fail.
Space to fail?
You fail all the time and you’ve got to allow your people to fail to achieve greatness.
But What About the Famous People That Never (Seem to) Fail?
Sometimes they are small personal failures. You can look flawless to the public but everyone fails. Everyone.
Take Seth Godin for instance. I was listening to Mixergy, my new favorite podcast and was listening to the archives.
The host Andrew Warner questioned Seth, asking when does he actually fail. Seth started 100 companies before we all heard of him.
Are you better than Seth Godin? Probably, at some things. Other things though, he’s probably got you licked.
What are you trying to be better at then anyone else? Pick it and let the rest go.