Ever felt that way?
Has the ‘stuff’ you’ve got to get done today got you spinning so fast -you feel like shutting the whole thing down – just to catch your breath?
Have you ever thought to yourself as you race around trying to bid jobs, clean accounts and hire people…
‘If THIS is what it takes to grow, I’d be better off just staying small, and doing the work myself !”
I don’t blame you for feeling that way.
If you feel that you’re ‘killing yourself’ to
find leads, bid jobs and then get them staffed and cleaned – then I don’t blame you one bit for feeling like it’s not worth it.
But while I don’t blame you, I do want you to know that it doesn’t have to be like that.
It really doesn’t.
There are plenty of things you can do to make it easier on you as you grow. Here’s a few:
1. Pick your fights.
Stay focused on the ‘right things’, like marketing and selling, and avoid, or spend as little time as possible, on ‘fights’ that don’t matter as much or at all.
2. Be prepared for the fight.
If, for example, marketing is one of the fights you pick, then you need to find out what works and what doesn’t work. And that’s takes some homework.
3. Show up for the fight.
If, for example, you’ve decided to create a marketing plan, but then fail to take the steps needed to ‘make it happen’ like having the system and discipline to stick to it as scheduled – well, then you haven’t ‘shown up for the fight’!
4. Ask others to ‘fight’ along with you.
This may be the most important tip of all – delegating.
If you’re not good at delegating, and prefer to do things yourself, you simply gotta get over it – if you want to grow.
Not everybody does – grow, that is, and there’s nothing wrong with staying small if you want.
There are plenty of folks who do a great job and our very happy doing all the work themselves – it gives them a great deal of pride and satisfaction.
BUT, if you want to have a fast growing and profitable cleaning business – then, you simply cannot do everything yourself.
And remember; delegating isn’t ‘dumping’ work you don’t want to do on someone else.
Not by a long shot.
Having others help you, by training them to take on more and more responsibility, not only helps to reduce your work load, it empowers and motivates your people along the way.
You can’t ‘stop the world from spinning!’ It’s supposed to spin.
Your job is to avoid getting ‘motion sickness
You Can Do This, You Really Can,