“Why did we ever get into this business?”

This is a running joke I have with one of my entrepreneur friends. We often say this to each other in jest when we can tell the other is stressed out to the max. Truth is, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not some weirdo who lives for panic attacks and sleepless nights; but I love the fact that most days we get it right!

If I’m under a major load, it’s usually because I failed to do one of the following correctly.

Abdicate – assign the duties, responsibility, and results
Delegate – assign the duties and results, but keep the responsibility
Leverage – assign the duties, but keep the results and responsibility

Great leaders are masters at using these three at the right place, at the right time, and with the right people.

And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good. [18] Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

Exodus 18:17-18 KJV

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