When you’ve been bringing up your business single-handedly — coping with finances, wooing investors, manning social media — stepping back and delegating responsibility to other people can feel heartrending. Your company is your baby, and how could someone else look after her better than you?
I know this from experience. Passing on responsibility was probably one of the hardest things I had to learn as a business leader.
But if you don’t delegate, you’re not really leading — you’re doing. And you’re probably doing so much that you risk burning out. You’ll risk losing clients if you can’t keep pace, you’ll waste hours handling things that just burn money up, and you won’t have time for the creative visioning that got you here in the first place.
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