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How Working in Your Company Can Hurt More Than It Helps

August 5, 2020

Every CEO runs into this problem. They can’t figure how “how involved to too involved” and it oftentimes causes strain on their company. You don’t want to be too relaxed, you want to keep an eye on your business and keep people motivated, but you can’t get too bogged down that you lose sight of your actual role in the team.

You Want to Work ON Your Business, Not IN It

For me, Rockstar Capital is something I have literally built with my hands. It used to be me in the chair who was shaking hands and drawing up leases, but can you imagine if I forced myself back into that role now? Who would be leading the business if I kept myself at the ground level?

Everyone knows the phrase “boots on the ground,” and it’s important for the CEO to be involved in the day-to-day so that they still understand what’s going on in their business. I’m not saying you should be an absentee leader at all. Rather, you have to make sure you take the time to get a bird’s eye view of your company so you can direct its growth. You want to be the one playing the chess game, not a piece in someone else’s. There’s only one way that can happen.

Trust Others to Learn Your Strengths and Fill Your Weaknesses

If you are feeling like you have to stay at ground zero for things to operate accordingly, it’s because you aren’t trusting or training others to fill that role. I’ve been blessed with a team that I know will execute whatever task they are given without me even having to think twice about it, but they didn’t just fall into my lap.

A team like that is something you have to build over time, cultivate, and lead by example. It’s a team that knows you and your business inside and out so they can confidently make decisions and know “this is what Robert would do.” You can’t possibly buy that; you just have to know what you’re looking for.