There’s so much talk these days about setting up business systems, delegating, and not getting bogged down in less impactful work, that some people mistakenly think this is also how businesses should operate from the start. But starting a business and growing a business are not the same thing. In the beginning, it’s just you – and maybe a co-founder if you’re lucky. Finding the balance between strategic work and getting your hands dirty is one of the keys to getting a successful small business off the ground.
Unfortunately, there’s no way around it: starting a new business is hard. In the beginning, you probably do need to do everything yourself. This can be frightening, but it’s not forever. It’s just the stage you’re in right now. But today, I want to encourage you not to shy away from the dirty work!