“I need to duplicate myself” is by far the worst thing I’ve heard business owners say. What tops that is when I heard some “so called” business guru say that to a business owner. That just gets my blood pumping, and I feel like stomping my feet and holding my breath until they stop. (Ok, maybe that’s a little melodramatic. lol)
Here’s why …
I could probably list off the top of my head 100 things that is wrong with that comment, or worst yet, some guru saying it. But for now, I’m going to give you the top two reasons that you DON’T want to do that. Think you can handle the this?
You’ll end up being worst off in the long run: Here’s why. Most of us have a couple of STRONG area’s that we operate in, and area’s that we are weak in too. So lets say that one of your strong suits is “communication” you’re great at telling people about your business and how it serves them. You may be even been to Toastmasters. But your weak in “follow up” I mean you’re a ball dropper. You are always forgetting “who” it was that you were to email, call, or get back too. You know that something that is causing your business to suffer.
Now let me ask you … is that something you want to duplicate in business?
It’s NOT how business works! If you are still struggling trying to figure out how business works, then let me “let the cat out of the bag” and explaining something that is missing in your business. What is missing is SYSTEMS! You see what runs is your business is systems, and who runs your systems is people. Your “job” as the business owner is to create great system that your people can have success in your business, and in their jobs. But what is true, is that the “job” you have been avoiding, is doing just that … creating great systems for your business and your employees.
Are you sure you want someone (just like you) who is so busy working “in” their business that they are avoiding creating systems too?
You have my permission the next time you hear the comment, “I wish I could duplicate me” to say to them, “that’s the worst thing I’ve ever heard” and then you can share with them this post, and ask them to think real hard about that statement.
Together we can stomp out stupid … DEAL?