By surrounding yourself with good help, you can lead a business and lifestyle that doesn’t need you to micro manage it.

American motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with” and with this quote in mind you should consider the people you work with and how you work with them.

1. Delegation Is Key

How can you focus on the big picture when you’re always dealing with the small stuff?

When it comes to your business and goals you need to consider carefully how you spend your time. If you find that you’re wasting all your time on side projects or the office nitty gritty, maybe it’s time to look at securing help.

By delegating your office administration tasks, you get the time back that you need to move forward with your business big ideas, you get your life back.

2. Opinions Matter

Your business is too important for you to make hasty decisions. By surrounding yourself with friends and trusted colleagues you get an important avenue of feedback and ideas. Even your clients can provide awesome feedback and they do this from a pure business perspective.

It’s important not to undervalue your colleagues and friends when it comes to bouncing ideas around. Having an Online Business Manager working with you, keeping you in check and on track with what’s important to you is vital. An OBM sees your business from the inside out, not the outside in as clients and family do.

3. Who Do You Spend The Most Time With?

By writing down the qualities of the people you spend the most time with (in your business) you generate a quick overview of your inner business circle.

You need to ask yourself these questions about them.

  • Do they make you feel like you’ve got what it takes to reach your goals?
  • Are they supportive all the way and provide insight and solutions to your problems?
  • Do you feel happy and energetic after spending time working with them?

If the answer to any of these questions is a “no” then perhaps it is time to reconsider who you work with. Remember that you need the right people to have your back.