Stacy Tuschl is a speaker, business coach, and the owner of The Academy of Performing Arts in Wisconsin. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Is Your Business Worth Saving?, where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success.
Do everything you can to prepare for tomorrow before you go to bed tonight!
Delegate -- but -- follow-up to check in on progress without micro-managing -- by scheduling a series of specific, regularly occurring checkpoint meetings each week.
Stacy tells her story of trying to keep her head above water at the time her business began to grow quickly -- so she hired several people without having a plan or management team in place -- all of which compounded in more problems. She was forced to learn how to onboard, train, and delegate...quickly!
“The preparation behind your performance.”
“Things are never as hard as they look.”
“Hire an assistant immediately”...someone who can do all of the $10 an hour jobs so you can focus on accomplishing your most vital priorities each day.
Set up and schedule a consistent rhythm of checkpoint meetings -- and then train your team to wait until the meetings to provide feedback all at once so it can be dealt with all at once.
Be a self-starter. But don’t ask questions -- instead -- raise questions. As a business owner, you should hire people who are smarter and more skilled than you for your various departments and then ask them to self-start projects.