Control Freak Entrepreneurs – Stop

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I like updating my own website.  I enjoy composing my weekly emails that go out from Creative Complex and sending them out.  I love project managing.  I’m also good at following up on my sales calls, collecting credit cards and booking appointments.

Can you believe that even though I had an assistant, a project manager, a web developer, and an account executive, I still performed all of their jobs?!?!

What a mistake on so many levels.  But the biggest mistake in doing this was that I was robbing others from growing…from flying from their nest and soaring with me.

We can do that sometimes as entrepreneurs.  We think that we’re the only ones that can do it the best.  We get impatient.  We step in to help at the first sign of something not going they way we would do it.

Deuteronomy 32:11 says

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Like an eagle that rouses her chicks and hovers over her young, so he spread his wings to take them up and carried them safely on his pinions.

Godpreneurs realize that there are times you step into problems, but its momentary.  In the end, the goal is to let that person learn how to soar like you so you can let God take you to places you’ve never imagined.

As for me…I USED to like doing all of those tasks I mentioned at the beginning.  But…I don’t do them anymore.  Even though I’m great at these things, I have people on my team that are flying because I let them go.

Godpreneur Rule #42:  Let go of the tasks so your team can face and solve problems on their own and learn to soar with you.

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