Some people are born self-starters – independent thinkers and doers. That’s who I’ve always been, living by the notion that if you want something done right then do it yourself.
When we create things within our minds it’s often hard to accept that anyone but us can carry out what we envision. Think about it – if our minds have the ability to create, the ability to plan, the ability to conceptualize what we want to accomplish, and what we want the outcome of everything we do to be, why would we naturally just trust someone else to carry out our vision?
We are often taught as children to work within a team. From classroom science experiments to physical education, cooperating and trusting others to work with us to accomplish an ultimate goal has been a large part of how we were taught to think. In general, some people keep that ideal better than others. There are those that have no problem working with others to get the job done.
When I was at the beginning stages of building my brand I thought I knew it all. I had the vision, I knew what I wanted the end result to be, and I was organized enough to be able to run the show. What I realized over time is that no one person does it all. When you have a business it’s so easy to develop a mindset of doing it all by yourself, but learning how to work with others and how to delegate can not only take your business to the next level, it can prevent you from becoming overwhelmed. We all need help at one point or another, especially when it comes to running a business.
Ultimately, we all possess different skills and have various things we bring to the table, and that means that there are people out there that have abilities that you don’t naturally have. Those are the ones that will benefit you the most when building your business. There are going to be things that are not in line with your background, and those are the things that you need to delegate or perhaps outsource.