Ep 139: My Role As The Leader
Today’s episode is about something that I heard about last year but wasn’t really comfortable talking about. A year ago, I couldn’t even think about what I’m discussing in this episode. Specifically, I’m talking about stepping into your role as a leader of a team, not as a solopreneur doing everything in your business.
There’s a difference between being self-employed and having a business. A lot of people are self-employed, but they basically just own a job. I was like that forever. I had a scalable business, but the reality was that I had to do the work. I’ll tell you about where you should be trying to go if you’re a solopreneur and the plan you need.
High-level tasks, like relationship building, might bring in hundreds of thousands in revenue, but as a solopreneur like me, I wasn’t doing them because I was caught up in urgent things that had to be done. That’s what keeps us where we are, so you need to transition out of it. There are some challenges, of course, but I explain how you can overcome them.
My time now is largely not spent on things that other people could be doing for me. More and more people are starting to recognize me as the email guy or the guy who teaches connection marketing, and that’s happened because I’ve freed up my time. The revenue is starting to come.
You’ll try things, sometimes they won’t work, and you’ll have to try again. But then, you get that first bit of success. That’s where I am now, and it’s only possible because I have a team.
What You'll Learn in Today's Episode
- Why stepping into your role as a leader will positively grow your business away from solopreneurship
- As the leader, I am the visionary–a role only I can play
- What tasks simply cannot be given to anyone else
- The challenges to overcome so you can focus on your high-level work
- What thinking “like a seven-figure business owner” will do for your business