I started my company in 2005. It has changed and evolved over that time but the truth is my job has always been the same: finding clients and serving them.
After nine years of doing this, I have a huge job change ahead of me.
We’ve been very blessed to grow over the last few years, and this year I’ve taken a leap of faith and begun hiring people. So far we’ve added three new team members. What I’m discovering is as we hire and grow, my day is now divided differently. Instead of spending all day dealing with clients, I now spend much of the day teaching and leading our team.
I’m imparting the vision of why we do what we do.
I’m equipping them to find new clients and care for them.
I’m making sure they are fulfilled in what they are doing.
I’m focused on company structure and marketing to make sure we can afford to care for our team.
The biggest thing I’m seeing is that I have to be much more intentional about my schedule. I need a lot more focus. The idea is to divide out my time and completely focus on whatever is in front of me.
If there is an hour blocked off for design work, I have to turn off my phone and e-mail to focus.
We have an hour every morning for calls with my team and an hour in the afternoon. During that time, they need my focus.
I have to start scheduling meetings only on certain days and at certain times.
This is a big change but for the sake of my health, the happiness of my team, and the future of the company, I have to become more intentional.
The transition from doing to leading is a tough one, but I’m looking forward to learning.