As our business has grown, one of my biggest challenges has been learning to delegate more responsibility to the team. I've always enjoyed getting my hands dirty in the workshop and being involved in every project detail. But to truly scale, I realized I needed to start turning people loose.
In episode #450 of Kid Contractor Podcast, I discuss one of my hardest lessons yet - letting the guys organize my workshop. For years, that space was my domain and I had a very specific vision for how everything should be arranged. But we were falling behind on other priorities while I put it off. So I made the difficult choice to step back and let the team take charge.
It wasn't easy watching them make changes to my system. In my head, I had critiques for almost every move. But I bit my tongue and trusted the process. To my surprise, they came up with some great new ideas I never would have considered. The space is cleaner and more efficient than ever before.
I also share a story about a mistake I made early on in the business that taught me an important lesson in humility. As leaders, we're not infallible. We all make dumb mistakes, so it's important to show grace when others do too.
More than anything, this experience reinforced for me the value of clear communication and setting expectations. When guidelines are in place, the chances of errors decrease dramatically. And ultimately, the client's perspective is what matters most.
If you want to grow your team while maintaining your high standards, I hope you'll find some value in the lessons I've learned. You can listen to the full episode here Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss future installments!