True entrepreneurs never shy away from working hard, but allowing yourself to be supported can increase your confidence and trust in others, which makes you a great leader. When you do everything yourself, you are taking an opportunity away from someone who can really do that job well. There is something powerful about giving someone else a chance to express their gifts. You will feel so good building a team--like a conductor of an orchestra that makes beautiful music--rather than jumping around, playing all of the instruments yourself. Hiring frees you to focus on what you do best: growing your business.

Hiring staff and consultants is another way to stretch yourself as a business owner. Sometimes it feels like a big risk, especially when you are not experienced in hiring people. You will make mistakes that you can learn from, but you will see a greater reward in the long run.

Published on: Jan 23, 2019