What Happens When You Attempt To Do Everything Yourself
Both of these activities—the ones you dread and the ones you are no good at—can have two negative lasting effects.
- Drain Your Energy. First, they drain your energy. Entrepreneurs tend to feel overwhelmed when they are working on these activities—much more than when they are working on areas they love.
- They Stunt Progress. Second, they prevent important company functions from getting done. If the company needs to set priorities, and needs you to lead that eﬀort, your lack of skill in a particular area not only exhausts you, but hinders the company when the task is not done well. Wouldn’t the business operate more eﬃciently if you steered clear of these activities?
Your perspective should be to try to minimize the things you don’t like and things you are not good at from your day.
One of the skills of a leader is to understand your strengths and weaknesses and where to supplement your deficits with other’s skills. It is probably relatively easy to be honest about the parts of the business you don’t like. Less so in admitting the parts of the business you struggle with.