How to Stop Wearing All the Hats

How to Stop Wearing All the Hats

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Episode Summary

  1. Why wearing too many hats as a business owner halts momentum
  2. Strategies that will help you take off the hats


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Good morning! I just wanted to take a few minutes to share something with you because I have seen this so many times in the last few weeks and it’s actually quite troubling.

Last week I was in Sydney with a hundred odd business owners. The week before I was in Wollongong with another 15 business owners there. I saw this a lot,

business owners who are trying to do everything

They’ve got the hat on for marketing. They’ve got the hat on for recruitment. They’ve got the hat on for sales. They’ve got the hat on for sales management. When you’re in a small business, you’re wearing all of these hats.

Social media, trying to get your social media strategy. You’re trying to find new clients. You’re trying to look at your new products and programs. You’re trying to deliver to the clients that you’ve already got and it’s costing you business. I’m here to tell you a couple of things today.

I want to tell you how you can stop wearing the hats so you can get a bit of clarity in your business and get a bit of focus. But first, I want to tell you the reason why you’ve got to stop it. As you’re focusing on so many things, you’re going to create an overwhelmed situation for yourself, if you haven’t already. If this is you, then you’ll know. You’ll know when you listen to this that you’re feeling that amount that you’re feeling overwhelmed.

You’re going to start to procrastinate on what you need to do. You’re going to start to look around and just shuffle paper.

Do you get to the end of the day and say, “I haven’t done anything?” and then you go to bed that night and you wake up in the middle of the night with all of the things that you need to do running through your head? The next day, you do it exactly the same. You sit there all day shuffling things around, not really achieving much of anything, because you’re touching on so many things, but you’re not nailing anything in particular or anything specifically.

If that’s where you’re at, that’s what’s going on for you right now, you’re wearing too many hats.

I get that it’s hard because it’s business, right? Stuff has to keep going. We’ve got to keep juggling the balls, but what you need to do is you need to look at and ask yourself the question;

What is the one thing that I need to do right now that’s going to move the business forward?

That’s the thing you’ve got to focus on. If you have to miss a day of social media posts, miss it, because if that means that by doing the social media, you’re going to miss out on following up on a client or dealing with a client that you should be dealing with, that’s more important to your business. Does that make sense? I hope it does.

O.K. How to stop wearing all the hats. First of all, get yourself a piece of paper. All right. On the back of that piece of paper, scribble out everything that you need to do for the day, like literally everything.

Look through that list and choose one thing. Choose the one thing that you know would help move your business forward. Here’s the disclaimer on this. I’ve done this exercise now with hundreds and hundreds of business owners.

They always go for what’s easy, not what’s right.

When you write your list, don’t go for the thing that’s easy, because there’s going to be plenty of those on the list, you know. Doing social media is easy. Making a phone call to your friend is easy. Making phone calls to clients you’ve already sold to, that’s easy too. Making phone calls to people you haven’t sold to, that’s a bit more difficult because you might get rejected. That’s the thing you have to do because it’s the thing that makes you uncomfortable that’s going to give you the growth.

Then choose that one thing. Do not look at anything else on that list until you’ve done item number one. Then do item number one. Hold that thought. My son just started crying so I’ll keep this brief. How’s that for timing? Then do item number one and do not go to item number two until you’ve finished item number one. It’s pretty simple.

That is how you stop wearing all the hats because you wear one hat at a time instead of juggling all the hats.

Here’s my challenge for you. Tell me below, in the comments, what your challenge is in business and I will answer that question for you or you can private message it to me. If you’re feeling super overwhelmed, I’ve now worked with over a thousand business owners. something I’m very proud of. We’ve had some amazing results with clients. I would love to speak to you and help you get out of that place that you’re in where you’re wearing all the hats. Let me know. You can have a 30 minute strategy call with me or one of my team and we’ll help you move out of that overwhelm that you’re in. We’ll help you move your business forward. No pitch. No obligation. You don’t have to buy anything from us. I just want to help you move your business forward.

All right. I’m going to go see my crying boy. You guys have a great day. I’ll speak to you in the next couple of days.

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