Puzzle System

5 Ways to Stop Working In Your Business and Work On It

There is a struggle that every business owner faces and often makes the difference between a successful business and one that crashes and burns.

Always start with win-win

This is the #1 mistake that most business owners make. Too many times the idea is that in order to grow your business you need to move in a linear direction (e.g. I made $7000 this month, next month I want to make $8000 next month by sourcing faster).  The problem with this way of thinking is that it is extremely limiting.

I can't even count how many times I was able to grow my business by partnering with someone, giving them a hefty share in the profits, and letting them run with it.  It took little time on my part, yet my business grew simply by finding a win-win with someone else that brought something valuable to the table.

Take off the blinders

It's very easy to get tunnel vision and to only focus solely on sole thing you think that your business is good at.  This kind of goes hand-in-hand with the first tip, but it encompasses more than just working with other people.  It means always looking at every single opportunity that pops up.  This includes, using technology, using other services, or outsourcing parts of your business.

Delegate, delegate, delegate

This one is obvious, but I always see people not doing it because of this excuse or that.  You need to delegate and mentor.  If you don't delegate or mentor you risk losing everything.

Build Systems

Everything that you do needs to be analyzed and you need to build out systems for those things that can be passed on to someone else.  That means that you write an employee handbook, you make videos, you automate a process, whatever it is you need to get it off of your plate.  You'll find that the sooner that you do this you'll start to feel less stress and your business will start to grow in ways you never imagined.

Leverage Other people's systems

Yes, it sucks having to pay for something in your business when you have that feeling in the back of your mind that you can do it yourself.  However, the problem is that if you constantly take on all of the responsibilities you will be crushed under the weight of your own business.  Personally I pay about $700 a month for services I use just for the Academy.  Part of the reason why we created Brett's Buying Network was because we wanted people to be able to leverage our infrastructure so that they can worry about other things.

Don't be afraid to let go.  It's far better to let go and let you business grow than to force your business to grow around its biggest constraint – you.

About The Author

Dean Soto

Founder of the Online Empire Academy and creator of Wooshmetrics.com