Are you struggling to set priorities in your business? Thinking you are doing your best but tasks still get overlooked, missed or unintentionally ignored because your to do list is simply too long?

As a new entrepreneur, it’s very common to wear many hats to stay in control. However, let me give you fair warning… wearing too many hats can (and will be) overwhelming and it will stunt your business growth in the long run.
In this blog, I’ll share with you how to STOP being a Worker and help you embrace your role as a full-time entrepreneur. And you know what else? Let’s just get you comfortable and call you what you are – a CEO!
If you’ve ever felt….
1. Exhausted because you are doing er’ythang… and yes I said er’ythang in your business;
2. Overworked with administrative tasks that you can never get done; and
3. Trapped behind your computer instead of networking or creating new products/services.
Then, it’s time for you to stretch yourself and…
1. Act like the CEO – Begin to step into your role as CEO. This starts with learning CEO behaviors (habits) and developing a CEO mindset (thinking). This may take some time because it’s a brand new soft skill but a very important one. To get started, read (or listen to) a book about it. One of my favorite books that address this topic is E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber. It was recommended to me early in my entrepreneurship journey so I’m passing it on. It will change your life. It’s a certified gem.
1. Delegate tasks to others – Hire trusted experts to do the day-to-day tasks that you’ve been doing for years. Don’t be afraid to let go because, in the end, you are still very much involved in your business; however, you are allowing others to take the lead while you’re guiding them in the process. Remember Step 1? This is CEO behavior in action.
1. Automate a process- Building a system with back-office automation is essential especially if you’re trying to standardize, get more done in less time and increase your bottom line without exhausting yourself. It will not only help your business and all who you bring on board, but it gives individuals a blueprint to follow and sets expectations on what to expect when doing business with you.
This sounds all good – right? But let me share one final thing.
Don’t try to do take off all of your hats at once!
Remember, you are just one person. So, give yourself some grace, take a brief step back and prioritize which hat you will take off first and work to stretch yourself in one area at a time. This will reduce overwhelm and unnecessarily stressing yourself out.
Do not let your passion for your business exhaust you to the point that you stop enjoying it. And lastly, remember that YOU. ARE. A. CEO so let’s start acting like one!