There have been a few times in my life where I have met someone I admired so much that I sought them out. I saw traits and characteristics that I wanted to emulate, so I made it a point to get to know and spend Nigeria Phone Number time with that person. One such person is Pace Moray, who you may know or recognize from his recent appearance on the Carrot Cast. This episode is a little different. Instead of talking about creative financing and real estate investing, we look at how to prevent burnout by giving back, building a team, and learning to trust and let go within your business. I was thrilled to dive into these topics with Pace and share the insights of someone who is not only successful in business, but also in life.
The Art of Letting Go
Recently, I was able to take a sabbatical for a month. A real sabbatical, during which I did not come to the office once. Only able to do this because of my amazing team and the framework we put in place. I already tried this once in 2016, but it was not a refill. I felt more burnt out once I got back. The mistake of keeping Slack and Facebook on my phone, constantly checking in on what was going on. This time, I wanted to do things differently. Before leaving the office, I performed a decision audit.
Shiny Object Syndrome
Each time a decision needed to be made, I documented the process and the thinking, delegating responsibility to a team member. It wasn’t just about asking them to do it for me while I was away, it was teaching them to take ownership of the decision in the future. I also let my team know to only contact me for three reasons. We couldn’t accept money. I needed to sign something that the team couldn’t handle on their own. If there was a staffing issue or someone need to fired. A knew that all other decisions would be taken care of and if any of these three major events happened, my team would let me know. It allowed me to really disconnect and spend with my friends and family the time I needed to recharge.