Most people spend 95 percent of their time reacting to what comes at them. If you can instill in people a sense of continuous improvement and investment in their own lives, then they will be a lot happier with themselves and with their lives in the company.
I’ve never backed away from making the tough decisions, even when it’s meant going against the grain.
That means you spend a lot of time training. That means you spend a lot of time putting seeds out in the field to grow later. That means you do things for people that don’t get you a dollar today but hopefully will build you a firm tomorrow.
That’s the mistake that so many people make. You get to be the boss, and you think immediately that the way to be the boss is to be responsible for everything.
Keep your eye on everything, make sure that you’ve got every “I” dotted and every “T” crossed. We forget that that will totally limit growth of a company and the growth of the people, because one person can only do so much.
Once I started letting go and letting God, I became a new person at work. I still worked as hard as ever but I began to work a lot smarter.
I began to see God in every person, meaning I could finally recognize that everyone had unique talents and abilities. If I let people express those talents, they could take a lot of the load off my shoulders. When I finally let go and let God, I allowed people’s talents to come forth. I learned…