Building your own business is not easy. That is indisputable. But it doesn’t have to be gruesome task that would drive you insane. Here is my advice on how to build your own business and stay sane.
Hiring and firing is one of the key responsibilities of a manager. For startup founder, good hiring and quick firing is key to success.
Looking back at all people I have fired over the years, the only thing that comes to my mind is – I should have done it earlier. Some of them not even hire, but with all of them I have never regretted firing them.
Should I quit my job? This is question I am getting often from my employed friends. There is no simple and right answer. I could tell them typical bullshit of these days – “sure, quit, find your passion and do what you love” but I don’t believe this would solve their problem.
One would assume that most of my time I am spending telling people what to do.
Actually, most of the time I am telling people what not to do.
With growing business I see two main challenges:
i) maintaining quality
ii) managing complexity
Here is the list of answers I am getting most of the time when asking about progress on our projects:
“I’ve sent them an e-mail”
“They didn’t pick up a phone”
“They said they will call us back”
“I am waiting for them to xyz”