Are you indispensable to your business?
I’ve talked in other blogs about the benefits of getting support as early as possible for your business; outsourcing those functions that are onerous to you in terms of time but add little value to the bottom line. So the next question is – what happens to your business if you’re not actually there?
Now if you have more than 1 business partner then maybe it isn’t such an issue, but if it’s just you & you need to take time off then what happens?
If you sell “you”/ your time / your knowledge it can be a real problem. The key id to think about what you do & make it replicable/ saleable in some other way so that people have access to your basic principles/ processes even when you’re not around.
A great example of this is Nikki Pilkington. You can access her expertise in person, via her website, by her online courses, from an ebook……………….
And for those of you who think you are indispensible to your business here’s a poem I remember hanging on my fathers office wall
“Indispensable Man” by Saxon White Kessinger
Sometime when you’re feeling important;
Sometime when your ego’s in bloom
Sometime when you take it for granted
You’re the best qualified in the room,
Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul;
Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining
Is a measure of how you’ll be missed.
You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop and you’ll find that in no time
It looks quite the same as before.
The moral of this quaint example
Is do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There’s no indispensable man.
So how are you going to make yourself indispensable to your business?