Party of one?

By April 29, 2013May 18th, 2017Uncategorized

 

You have a lot to do as a business owner, you wear many hats!  Sales, paying bills, answering phones, hiring, firing, and the list goes on and on.  Sometimes you feel like a party of one, but it’s no party being you right?  Getting help isn’t always easy to ask for.  You think I can do it all myself or I need to save money; I have to look at my bottom line.  While those things should be considered you should also consider that you are only one person.  No one person can do it all; everyone has to ask for help at some point.

Help comes at a price though, what is help worth to you?  What is your time valued at? Who exactly is affected when you don’t ask for help and try to do it all yourself?

First off you are affected~   Get help doing the things you aren’t good at or don’t want to do.  Trying to keep it all to yourself is a strategy for getting burned out quickly.  So you have a great big fat bank account and no time to utilize it because you are so busy working to try and do it all.  How can you be happy and be doing the best possible job when you are trying to do it all yourself just to save a buck?  There is something to be said for having a team of people around you that believe in you and your dreams.  When you get “burned out” and aren’t happy your work is affected and ultimately the customer experience is affected.

That leads me to how the customers are affected.  When you can’t ask for help and try to do it all they aren’t getting 100% of what you are great at.  They are getting 100% of what you have time for, even if that isn’t what you are great at.  What kind of experience does that leave the customer with?  The ball gets dropped, things get missed and the customer pays the ultimate price with a product that isn’t the best possible product or service you can provide.  So while you are thinking about the dollar signs in your eyes by trying to “save a buck to your bottom line” Think about the effect on the customer?  What do you think they are going to tell people about their experience with you?  That they got what you had time for, things were missed and they felt like they only got about 70% of what you are supposed to be great at?  Or will they say, the team really understood the details and paid close attention to my needs.  Will they tell people my deadline was met with plenty of time and I feel like I got a great value for the money I spend with them?

While it is very enticing to save on your bottom line and think that you can do it all yourself remember this ~ “The jack of all trades is the master of nothing” Do you want to be a jack of all trades or a master of something? Mastering something ensures a pay increase while doing it all ensures nothing but burn out and unhappy customers.  So swallow your pride, set greed aside and ask for help!

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