As a CEO, founder, or owner of a business, you may feel proud of your title and your hard work, but are you really managing your business effectively? The truth is, if you're spending all your time executing and delivering day-to-day tasks, your operations may be shaky, and your business may not be running as smoothly as it could be.
At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what your title is - what matters is the efficiency of your operations and processes. As someone who has helped countless businesses scale, I've seen firsthand the common mistakes that entrepreneurs make when it comes to running their businesses. Founders who have no time to work on their business, those who are delivering day-to-day, and companies that would fall apart if the founder took a day off - all of these are signs of a business that is not operating efficiently.
Running a business shouldn't require you to constantly run around like a headless chicken, spending all your time delivering for your clients. Instead, it should be like a well-oiled machine, running smoothly and with rhythm. So, if you find yourself constantly working in your business, it's time to upgrade your operations and start working on it instead.
At the end of the day, your title is less important than the effectiveness of your business. By focusing on upgrading your operations, you can create a business that runs smoothly and efficiently, giving you the freedom to work on growing and scaling your business. So forget your title and take a hard look at your day-to-day role - are you running your business, or is it running you?