Transitioning from doing everything yourself to having help is not easy. You’re used to doing everything alone, on your schedule, in your way. Because of this, you may think it will be simple to just tell someone else how you’ve always done things. But it is so much more than that. What are the indications you’re ready to hire a team? What groundwork should you do before making your first hire? How will you communicate well with your new team?
There is a lot that goes into hiring a team. It’s critical you be prepared both procedurally and emotionally. You’re going from being the doer of all things to the doer of just one or two things. In this episode, we discuss some of the preparations you should make before taking on help. First and foremost, you need to understand and own your new role. Then you must develop comprehensive procedures you can easily teach. On top of those fundamentals, your trust has to be extended, and your vision and energy imparted. It will be a challenge, but with proper preparation the transition can be much smoother.
What You’ll Learn
You can’t hire for your belief gaps
Do the ongoing belief work, it drives your business
Your belief is what is amplified
Trust your team
Allow your team to do the work you’ve entrusted them to do
Have a let-go mindset
Expect things to slow down but know more will get done in the long run
Refocus your time and attention
Check in with how much you’re still doing
Redefine your own role
Focus on getting your belief, energy and vision out there even stronger