We’ve all heard the saying, “Hire slow and fire fast.” But did you know this also applies to you as the owner of your business?
I know you’re thinking, “Well, that’s cute Chelsea. But I can’t fire myself! I mean, I created this business. I built it from the ground up! So if I’m not the right person for this job, then tell me - who is?!”
Firing yourself does sound crazy, right?! But think about it. If you had an employee who kept putting off tasks and not getting things done every week, would you be okay with that?
You would address this if you saw it happening within your business, right?
But think about your own behavior in recent months.
Do you have tasks that you keep pushing off until tomorrow - and then the next day, and then the next - because you dread doing them? You know the tasks I’m talking about here, and I’m sharing mine with you in this episode!
These are the tasks that when you finally get around to doing them, after shoving them aside for days, maybe even weeks, it takes you so long to finish them.. that by the time you’re done, you have zero energy left to do anything else for the day.
We’ve all had this happen to us!
It is a feeling of defeat and it happens to the best of us and while yes you got those tasks done, in the back of your mind you know it didn’t actually do much to serve your customers or move your business forward, even though it required a lot of your time and energy.
If this is resonating with you, then it is time to fire yourself.
But this doesn’t mean you have to close up shop and quit your business.
Not at all!
It means it’s time for you to automate, eliminate, or delegate some tasks to other people so you can get back to being productive, and not just busy!
I’m going to help you determine if it is time to fire yourself and find out what you can do about it on today’s show. So if you’re ready to let yourself go and get your business back on track, press play now!
P.S. Where are my purpose-driven women entrepreneurs at?! If this is you and you’re ready to hire right in your small business, but not sure where to start, I made an online course that will walk you step by step through the entire hiring process. I want to make sure you hire the people who will love your business as much as you do. Sound amazing? Click here to get more info on my course, The Hiring Blueprint.
I realize now that I should have done some firing of myself many times. I had a mentor tell me once hire people to do what you do not like to do and are not particularly good at it, and focus on your zone of genius, that is the best advice ever, takes so much stress out of everything.