You might start a business to follow your passion — something you’re good at and interested in. But as your business grows, you’ll inevitably find yourself doing less and less of whatever it was you started out doing.
You’ll find yourself focusing more on trying to find people smarter than you are to do a better job than you could have done.
The most important aspect of your job as a company founder is less about doing stuff you love to do and more about building a team.
Also, it’s really important to give employees the training and tools to be great and support them at every level in their efforts to do so.
Employees have to be empowered to take calculated risks, even if it means they fall down from time to time. Even the greatest hobby can easily turn into work when it becomes your full-time job and livelihood.
Nurture and encourage your team — employees are so much more engaged when they’re consistently shown that their ideas and contributions are valuable.