How to Replace Yourself in Your Business Without Losing Control

If you’ve been in business long enough, you’ve probably heard the joke that entrepreneurs are the only people who would trade working 40 hours a week for someone else so they can work 80 hours a week for themselves. That always gets a chuckle, but the truth is unless you can effectively replace yourself as you grow, not only will you be stuck grinding for hours on end, but you’ll also limit the potential of your business. 

Eventually, every entrepreneur comes face to face with a dilemma; you can’t do it all on your own, but you also worry that if you hand off tasks they won’t get done the right way. Maybe you even hired people to relieve some of the pressure but struggled to find an efficient way to pass off work. The good news is that by creatingsystems, you can replace yourself and free up your time for what you’re really passionate about. 

What Is a System?

Most people mistakenly think a system is some slick piece of technology or something rigid that only big businesses need. But well-built systems can help any business by making the workflow smoother and giving owners more freedom. In its simplest form, a system is a combination of three key parts. Once you understand how these three parts interrelate, you can create a simple system for almost anything. 

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