One of the hardest parts of running a business, especially if you’ve built it from the ground up, is learning to let go. No matter how perfect your OBM is or how great your support team is, if you cannot or do not let go and let them do their job, your business will suffer.
Let me say that again. You must learn to trust your OBM so you can let go. It’s the only way your OBM can support you. That isn’t to say you shouldn’t be involved, but you certainly don’t need to micro-manage. Your OBM will care about your business as much as you do. They will not intentionally make decisions that would negatively affect you or your business.
If you’re a control freak or think there’s only one way to do everything in your business, you’ll likely struggle with keeping a good support team in place. Nobody likes working with a control freak and to be honest, there’s no need for them to. There are a lot of opportunities for them to work with people who are willing to let them do what they do best – and with minimal hassle.
If you cannot get past this on your own, you might want to hire a coach or mentor to help you through this stage.
Finally next week we look at how to build a long term relationship with your Online Business Manager.
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