Why You Should Not Be A Control Freak As An Entrepreneur

People embark on an entrepreneurial career because they know they have what it takes. This does not owe to the fact that they have the right business qualifications, but more a knack in knowing they can be successful if given the opportunity to run their own business. Entrepreneurship ideas are plenty, but do you have what it takes to be in for the long haul and the often, understated hardship and the difficulties in managing a team?

Finding something that you have a passion for and turning that into a way that can create a lifestyle for yourself and your family is an attractive goal, especially when that idea has no limits.

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Solving a problem, bridging a gap and generating an abundance of financial freedom is the main objective and therefore, it’s not unlikely for new entrepreneurs to feel that everything rests on their shoulders including the actions of their team. This can undoubtedly be the start of a character that you would not normally possess, that of a person who needs to be in control by overseeing the day to day activities of every department and every person within your company.

With right business and entrepreneurship ideas, at times, this could be necessary but overall, it’s more beneficial channeling your energy on building a strong team of a few employees that can take responsibility of maintaining a smooth workflow and handling the rest of the staff.

By having regular meetings with your immediate team and harnessing your entrepreneurship ideas will keep you in the picture of what’s happening and what’s going wrong with the everyday workings of the business as a whole.

This may take an hour of your time in your busy schedule, but it will be more valuable than trying to witness and manage everything yourself. In return, you will have the time to concentrate on expansion or moving your business forward in the marketplace instead of feeling dragged down by overlooking every movement of your staff.

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Some may feel by delegating you are letting your guard down and thus, this is the shortfall of a successful entrepreneur from the next, but this is not the case. Do you think as your business grows larger and your entrepreneurship ideas expand that you will be able to maintain the same level of control without feeling the strain? Additionally, this will cause a depletion of quality time for yourself to lead the company in the right direction and to ensure your vision is brought to fruition.

This is how many entrepreneurs give up, because they lose that control and that feeling of being the most important person in the company. Let go, put trust in your team and if they screw up, let them in the beginning until they learn to live by your way of doing things. Not everyone has the same entrepreneurship ideas or vision as you, therefore, it is your role to mould your team into the ethos of your business and the way in which you want your business to be experienced by your customers without being over controlling.

Be approachable, because if people are nervous to come to you with a work problem then it will never get solved. Your personality and aura is what will drive your staff and the company to be as successful as you first envisioned it at the very start of your venture.

Remember, a perfectionist is different from a control freak. Are you controlling as an entrepreneur? Tell us your story.

Author: Monal Shah

Editor and Content Marketer for EyeWitness. Research is my forte and I enjoy the outdoors. Good at organising people and knowing what makes them tick.

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  • http://www.ewpa.co.uk/ Monal Shah

    Thank you for your comments, Cecil. Allowing colleagues space will generate a better working environment because you have created a platform for them to be more creative and use their initiative.

  • Lirone Glikman

    Hi Monal Great points! I liked this one the most: “Your personality and aura is what will drive your staff and the company to be as successful as you first envisioned it at the very start of your venture.” There is so much to do with planting the same “fire” and passion to ones’ staff. Once the crew is united with the same ideas, vision and principles- the company is more likely to navigate itself to the right shore Together! Thanks!

    • http://www.ewpa.co.uk/ Monal Shah

      Thanks Lirone, it’s true, you can’t be an island!

  • http://www.paxforex.com/forex-blog Paxforex

    I agree with you here. It all comes down to hiring the right people whom you can trust to get their jobs done and then let them do it.

    • http://www.ewpa.co.uk/ Monal Shah

      Exactly! Thank you for your comment.

  • Denis D.

    I think it is very important to let your staff have their own space and freedom as long as they do their work and are productive. By having freedom employees usually work much better and are able to significantly improve business. One example I can give here is Google. People that work for Google are given total and complete freedom and in return they come up with genious ideas and are very productive in their work.

    • http://www.ewpa.co.uk/ Monal Shah

      Thanks Denis. I agree, you are absolutely right. If you didn’t have freedom, then you wouldn’t enjoy your job and then everything suffers, your productivity, creativity and to an extent, time spent at work. Happiness and being or giving the best you can usually comes from being able to freely express yourself.