leaky bucket syndrome
We focus so much on getting more into the bucket but neglect to make sure that the bucket itself is strong & whole.
You’re making money.
Sales are higher than ever.
The clients are rolling in.
Everything you have been working towards is finally coming true. Woohoo!
But, to your surprise, it is beginning to feel like your business is sucking the life out of you. Strange things are starting to happen in your business that is causing you alarm:
The bottom line is that you are tired, frustrated, and starting to wonder what the heck you’ve gotten yourself into. It’s one thing to GROW a business, but it’s another thing to RUN a business – which is what many of us are unprepared for.
This is what I call the Leaky Bucket Syndrome. We focus so much on getting more into the bucket (sales, marketing, and clients) but neglect to make sure that the bucket itself (the behind-the-scenes of your biz) is strong & whole.
Because it is so easy to get into business these days, many people do so without knowing what it takes to run a business – all that behind-the-scenes stuff that many entrepreneurs find tedious, confusing, or downright scary. And yet your behind-the-scenes business operations are ESSENTIAL to your success, and if you don’t put the right structures in place in your business, it will cause all kinds of chaos and headaches and can end up costing you a lot of money.
The good news is this: ALL of these things can change with the right systems and team.
The even better news is this: there are service professionals for whom building teams & systems are their strength (like me 😉)!
As an Operations Manager, this is how I support my clients – so they don’t have to.
You are in the growing-pains stage, and, with a bit of purposeful support, the pain part shall pass (even if it doesn’t feel like it right now).
If you’d like to learn more about plugging or preventing leaks in your bucket, I’d love to connect with you.