No more ‘To Do‘ Lists item 7 is
DON’T BUILD THE BUSINESS AROUND YOURSELF
In the early days its great to see those emails and texts for you – you are important and wanted. However this excitement soon turns into an addiction. Your definition of success starts to depend on how much you are needed. Wrong! (unless you want to be the bottleneck in your business).
Try to design the entire business model with the sole intention of getting it to operate without you. (Or do you enjoy working 24/7?)
‘Start with the end in mind’ is what Steven Covey says. If you intend to get out of your business at some point then you need to design the whole thing with that endpoint in mind. Otherwise you end up as the tiredest person in the graveyard!
Steven Covey’s Seven Habits book