The misconception of many entrepreneurs, according to Maxim Bederov
Very often I experience that entrepreneurs think that success is only guaranteed when working around the clock. At the same time the personal losses, which automatically result from this condition, are immense. It starts with the family and ends with the personal health.
Every family, the partner, the children need a minimum amount of attention. Constantly working leads to the fact that you automatically remove yourself from everyday life and thus the family life, and it alienates yourself from the people you love and which are most important to you.
The worst case is that there is no real relationship left with the partner or the children. Both parties live their own lives. It gets even more drastic when you consider that life constantly moves on. We are getting older and eventually we have a super successful company, of which we can be very proud of, but we are alone. The family has gone their own way because we were too busy making our business successful.
Why you shouldn´t be the strongest but the weakest in the team according to Maxim Bederov
Personally, I consider this path to success being painful and disastrous. My personal success factor, in order to maintain a close relationship with my family and yet lead a successful business, is therefore delegating. This sounds easier than it is in reality. Especially in the early days of the company’s development, as an entrepreneur, you think that you know best how things should be done.
In order not to get into this vortex, I have a simple guiding principle that accompanies me in my thoughts: Always be the weakest member in your team!
My entire team knows this attitude of mine. Well, what is the real meaning behind those words? I surround myself exclusively with an outstanding team of specialists and pass on individual tasks to competent hands. These people can master the individual situations better than me, they have the competence to make the right decisions for my company independently and thus successfully complete the company and the individual tasks. I regularly encourage each individual to act independently. Of course, always under my supervision. I still remain the heart of the company and the control function still lies with me. Thus, I look at a successful company but at the same time also have a close bond with my family and my wife. Both reward me with pride.
Maxim Bederov’s conclusion
Today you should focus on self-reflection and, if necessary, set a certain hourly rate for yourself. What are your intensive working hours, your precious ideas, your outstanding skills, etc. worth? The next step is to consider in which areas you will not be able to achieve these abilities and waste far too much time yourself. Don’t you think that you will find someone for this purpose, who will be overjoyed about an hourly rate which is far under your own hourly rate, and at the same time delivers the job for you much more efficiently and better? Wouldn’t that be helpful to even two people? Make a note of these areas. When you are able to express your skills even more, then you earn money. In other words, each additional person is paid faster than you thought possible before.
Your Maxim Bederov