Developing Creative Brilliance in your Team (Part 4)

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“…the way you get the most out of every moment you have on the planet, whether that’s personal or for business, is by acquiring new skills and by becoming better at what you do” Tim Ferris

Working towards business freedom

A great question Tim Ferris asks himself is:

“What can I put in place so that I can go completely off the grid for 4 to 8 weeks?”

A lot of the entrepreneurs I’ve spoken with have experienced work exhaustion. It’s easy for them to fall into the trap of being the hero who solves most of the problems that arise in the business themselves. As such, the longest holiday an entrepreneur would consider going on is about two weeks because that’s just enough time for them to go away and get back in time to put all the fires out. Plus, with today’s technology, there isn’t really anywhere in the world that people can’t still work from.

This is the classic entrepreneurial myth that business consultant Michael Gerber talks about in his book, “The E-Myth Revisited”. Entrepreneurs start businesses so they can enjoy more time, money and freedom. But entrepreneurs usually experience the opposite and have less of all three.

To enjoy a 4-8 week holiday “off-grid” a leader has to put in place systems. But not only that. They’ve also got to empower the team with some tools that allows the organisation to not only survive the entrepreneurs individuating from the business psychologically, but thriving. READ More

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