UNLOCK THE HIDDEN POTENTIAL IN YOUR SECOND IN COMMAND
So, you’re the Visionary of your business. You are full of ideas that will drive your business forward, and you know exactly where you want the business to go. But do you really have time to make all this happen? Do you really like implementing these types of changes? Likely no. This may lead you toward frustration and burnout, neither of which make for a productive business. This is why it is so important to make sure you are harnessing and leveraging the strengths of your integrator and pairing them with your strengths in a unified way. This is crucial to take your business to the next level.
Your Challenges as a Visionary
We all experience burnout a little differently, and levels of frustration are no different. Visionaries often feel levels of frustration that Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters calls the Five Frustrations, which are:
Lack of control – Many people start businesses to experience more control over their work, freedom, and time, but as the visionary—you probably have found that you have reached a point of business growth that leads to less control, less time, and even less creative vision. The business has taken control. Where do you go from here?
Lack of profit – You are not getting the profit to be able to effectively grow the business. Your numbers are not adding up, and you are just not sure how to make more profit with your current situation.
People – You may find that as a Visionary, you are having trouble with the people side of your business. They don’t understand you, and you really don’t understand them. Being on different pages only adds to the frustration and plateau of the business.
Hitting the Ceiling – Your business has plateaued. Again, you find yourself wondering where you go from here and how you can make the business grow at all in its current state. It is now more complex than ever, but you have no idea why it is working less and less as time goes on.
Nothing is Working – You have tried so many options to get the business back on track and growing, but nothing is working. Your employees are getting tired of new initiatives and new ideas, and nothing is really taking root.
Frankly, you’re bored. The day-to-day has become exhausting and repetitive. You are in need of a serious Breakthrough!
Developing Your Integrator
As a Visionary, having an Integrator as part of your team is crucial and can help you get past all the above struggles and frustrations and get your business to the next level. That relationship, however, may be a tough one to develop on your own because of the extreme differences in mindset and decision-making. You both see the business differently, so communication may be tough, but those differences are precisely what makes the relationship so beneficial.
There are three steps to developing your Integrator, and then you and your Integrator can start working better together and getting more traction than ever. Those steps are as follows:
You both must clarify your roles and stay in your lane.
You must believe in—and invest in—your Integrator and create a growth environment.
You must relinquish control (but you can do so gradually)
If you intentionally work on doing these steps you will start to see their value in your organization and get over those humps in which you alone will stay stuck.
It is important to realize that one person cannot—and should not—do everything. Do you even want to do everything? The lack of unity you may be finding with your Integrator is probably felt on both sides, and losing a good Integrator can be detrimental to your business. Equally detrimental is never really utilizing your Integrator to their full potential.
Find Your Business Breakthrough
I understand how you are feeling, and I can help you get to the next level. You can overcome the challenges that are holding you back. You are closer than you think to a breakthrough and the business of your dreams.
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