192: Distance from the work creates stability

After nearly two years of working inside of my company, I've finally gotten myself to a place where I am only working 4-5 hours per week, and that time is spent coaching my team and appearing on weekly meetings.

And an interesting thing happens when you finally get yourself out of the weeds...

The business stabilizes...

You see, as a creative entrepreneur, I would constantly throw wrenches in our system all the time.
I was also a horrible team member of my own company as I would fail to hit our own deadlines and do the work.

And so as long as I was working in the company, my own creative chaos overflowed to the team.

Yet as I stepped back, I started to see things flow.
I started to see work/life balance scores on my team go up.
And everything was honestly going smoothly.

When problems arose, I coached my team on how to fix them, instead of fixing them myself.

At first, this was hard because I just wanted to dive in, but over time, I realized that empowering my team to fix the hard problems was great because it gave them a sense of ownership and autonomy.

Most entrepreneurs fear stepping away from the business.
Yet it's actually one of the best things you can ever do for the business.