Trust: a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something
As the CEO of your business you see the big picture, you know the direction of your vision and yet you are overloaded with all of the work.
It’s hard to let go and trust someone to carry our vision forward. To let someone share your burden and allow you to step into your next level of creativity and service.
This is the challenge.
To lean in and know that you can trust yourself and trust your team to support the vision and mission.
To trust that they have your back.
To trust that you won’t fail them and they won’t fail you.
To trust a new process.
When you can step into it though, it’s worth it.
It’s like taking that leap out of the plane and praying to God and the heavens above that your parachute opens.
There is that moment you pull the ripcord with the question in the back of your mind… “Will it open?”
When it opens you are able to release that lurking fear of falling to your death and know that the leap was worth it.
I have been experiencing this struggle of trust myself lately.
The question I have been leaning into lately is….
How much do I trust myself?
I have made some decisions in my business recently that were big for me. I hired TWO new team members on my team.
While it may not seem like a big deal to many, this was a huge deal for me.
After I onboarded my team I felt the release, excitement, and space that I gave myself.
Why didn’t I trust myself?
We’re in the middle of a global crisis and I’m making a decision to grow my business. That’s a HUGE leap of faith and trust in myself.
But you see, there is a back story.
Isn’t there always?
I’ve had staff before. I loved having a team. Working together, delegation, innovation, creativity. All of those things are amazing when you have a team.
The last time I had a full team and not just outsourcing to contractors was back from 2005-2007. Right before the full crash of 2008.
Before the crash hit the full marketplace, it hit my industry a year early. We suffered major casualties and my business took a hit which caused me to layoff my staff and close the doors of my business
I hated laying off my team.
It hurt my heart.
I had committed to them and they had committed to me.
I was not prepared for that crisis.
So, here I sit this month in the midst of a global pandemic, buried in work up to my eyeballs, full of gratitude and scared that if I hire someone I’ll have a replay of my past.
I knew that I knew that I knew I needed to hire my team so that I could give myself some relief and better serve my clients in the long run.
So, I did took the leap.
I’m re-learning to trust myself.
Where are you struggling with delegating, scaling your business and trust?
I challenge you to be curious about your level of trust and learn to lean into it. Growth is exponential when you can trust.
If you’re ready to scale your business to the next level and are looking for the next steps, let’s set up a time to chat. Shoot me a message and my communications manager will send you my calendar link.