I Can’t Handle All This Work!

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

Neagle Code Question

Hi David,

The floodgates have opened. Everybody I’ve ever spoken to has now decided they want to work with me. Business is great. I’m excited. It’s been quite the year.

However, there’s been a big shift—suddenly part of my team is leaving. I don’t fully trust that this success will continue. I have so much work on my plate, it’s getting messy. I need to get systems in place to be able to handle it all.

Part of me wants to back off and say, “This is too much.” But I asked for it. So what should my attitude be around this? Is this where I need to push through to get to the other side?

Neagle Code Answer

No, this is where you need to ask for help.

This isn’t a question of, “What do I need to do?” It’s a ‘who’ question. Who do you need to ask for help? Who do you need to hire? Who can help you handle the increased work load without compromising quality?

When we continue to push through and be bogged down with work, that’s a middle-class mindset. The idea is that you expand. In order to expand, you have to hire the right people to take your business to the next level.

Many entrepreneurs think, “Oh, I can’t afford to expand right now.” You can’t afford NOT to expand.

If you’re not growing (expanding), you’re dying.

Always hire in the direction you’re going. The question is, who do you need to help you, so that you’re not overwhelmed and you can keep doing the thing you’re brilliant at?

Regarding some of your team members leaving…this is a normal part of being in business. It’s happening. Don’t victimize around your previous team members leaving. Don’t create a disempowering story around it in your mind.

Right now you need to be very open in your mindset, to allow the new people whom you need to hire to show up. Tell yourself those individuals will be even better. They’ll get even more work done. They’ll contribute even more to the growth of your business.

Make the decision that you’re going to bring these people in…and move forward.

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