Your business is your baby; you dreamed up the idea, willed it into existence, and have nurtured it along. You’ve done everything for this business. You know it inside and out.
And when the workload became too much, you finally broke down and hired your first employee. And then another. And maybe another. Pretty soon, you looked around and found yourself leading a team. Woo-hoo!
But for some strange reason, you’re still as busy as ever. You find yourself doing tasks yourself because you know exactly what needs to be done, or you don’t think you have time to train someone else and it’s faster to just do the task yourself, or you’ve developed an expectation that employees need to seek your opinion and approval even in areas that are not your expertise.
What’s going on?
You need to learn to let go… and delegate.