Things I Wish I Knew When Going From Solopreneur to CEO with a Team
There are so many things that I wish I had known about transitioning from a solo entrepreneur to a CEO who was running their own team. Very few people actually prepared me for this, for the mindset change and responsibilities that would come along with it. When you first start out on creating a team, it really hits you that these are people who are dedicating their time to help further your mission and make an impact in the world with you. It’s crazy to see your employees be just as passionate and protective over the business as you are, and it’s super exciting for me to see. I wanted to create a work culture where people were excited to show up, excited for what’s going to come next and excited to further the mission of the business. I personally chose not to have a “grind, grind, grind” mentality when it comes to business so that no one feels like they’re being forced to work. Instead, I wanted to give them Friday afternoon’s off, a two and a half day weekend so that they can be refreshed and completely ready to focus on work and show up as their best selves. Maintaining the passion for the business that my employees have has always been important to me.
For years, I worked exclusively with contractors and would just give out tasks to them to do independently. After creating a team, I realized that employees will look for more feedback from you so that they can continue to grow. I love encouraging my team and supporting them in learning more so that they can develop professionally, along with helping the business to grow too. There are so many different things that can be learned from finally creating a team, both good and bad. This episode, I’m going to be breaking down the great parts, as well as the hard ones so that you can know exactly what to expect when you’re transitioning from being a solo entrepreneur to a team. Check it out!