If you founded your business and have been involved in it from Day 1, then you are truly invested in the enterprise. It’s hard to step away, even for lunch.
However, for your health and the health of the company, you need to consider how to detach yourself from the company. But you also need to affirm this detachment in a positive way.
Truly, if you have the correct organization and team in place and have empowered them to make decisions, you are half way there. The other half lies inside you—you need to give up on some things and you can do that with some simple acts:
- Before you leave the office, leave instructions on any critical projects with your team lead in charge at the end of the shift.
- Have the day start and end at a specific time. 8am is early enough and 5pm is a good time to close up.
- After hours leave your phone off or in the charger in your garage. 99% of decisions can wait until morning.
- Close your home office door. Office hours ended at the office and have at home, too.
- Make standing appointments for exercise and other non-work pursuits. And keep them.
- Take up and pursue a hobby that gets you out of your head—draw, paint or color.
You aren’t abandoning your enterprise, just freeing it and you up to go in new directions. While you have earned the right to pursue other things, the enterprise itself has also earned something. It’s time to consider the next act for the company.
But it all starts with you positioning yourself as a detached part of the organization. Important, just detached.
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