Are you still your #1 employee?

Written by on October 20, 2018

Does this sound familiar?

  • I’m the only one who can do it correctly
  • I wish I could leverage my staff more, but they can’t get it right
  • I don’t have the right people in place

Making the transition from “Business Operator” to “Business Owner” is the toughest challenge a small business owner can face. As a Master Business Coach that has coached over 500 businesses over the past 20 years, the sad truth is that most business operators never make the transition.

How do you know if you’re a business operator or business owner? Answer this question: Can you leave your business for 30 days and have it run without you. If you can’t, you’re a business operator.

Are you ready to not be? Want to make the transition to business owner and realize all those dreams you had when you first started this business?

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Decide that are going to make the shift business owner
  2. Stop being your number one employee by doing the following:
    1. Delegation exercise: If you had to get pulled out of your business tomorrow at 8 am for the next 30 days:
      1. What roles / responsibilities would you give to who?
      2. What guidelines & decision making criteria would you give that person?
    2. If don’t know where to start, break down your responsibilities into categories. You’re most likely not going to find one person to replace you, but you could easily find 1 person to replace 20% of what you do.

The great news is that you’ve done the hard work, you’ve get this far. Now don’t stop when you are so close living the life of a business owner.

You’re never going to have more free time, so you might as well start now.



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