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HOW TO AVOID THE BIGGEST MISTAKE CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS OWNERS MAKE
YOU CAN’T DO IT ALL YOURSELF
Most construction business owners make the mistake of thinking they have to be THE expert in the business to grow the business.
Making this mistake creates stress and frustration for you because you will spend all your time answering questions and reacting to day-to-day fires.
As the business owner, your main job is to find and hire experts so you can focus on your most important task:
Growing your business.
Listen to the entire podcast with Brad Leavitt of AFT Construction, where we discuss how to set your ego aside and hire experts for your construction business so you can grow your business.
DO YOU WANT HELP? OR DO YOU WANT FREEDOM?
One of the core principles in the Built to Lead program in the Built to Build Academy® is called “The Line.”
Here’s what that means:
There’s a line in every business that’s defined by the owner’s abilities.
When you hire people below your line or your abilities, then you get some help.
But when you hire people and create systems above your line, above your expertise and experience, then you get freedom.
You don’t have to be the expert.
The single biggest mistake most construction business owners make is waiting too long to bring in an expert – someone who can operate ABOVE THE LINE.
Don’t be afraid to be the dumbest person in the room. When you surround yourself with people smarter than you, you’ll achieve your goals much faster and with more profit to show for it.
Here are 3 ways hiring an expert will transform your business.
3 BENEFITS OF HIRING AN EXPERT
1. Experience Exponential Growth
When you hire below the line, you’re stuck as the bottleneck of your business.
You may have the knowledge to crunch the numbers and do the estimating, but if those aren’t your strengths, then hire someone who loves to crunch numbers and is a nerd for spreadsheets.
They exist. Trust me… I am one of them.
The faster you find those people and put them in charge of the stuff you don’t like, the faster your business will grow.
2. Get a Return on Your Investment
When you make the choice to hire an expert, you’re going to spend more money than you’ve ever spent.
Don’t let this scare you away from doing what your business needs to succeed.
If you bring in the right person, they will pay for themselves.
Trying to do everything yourself hampers your growth and costs you money in the long run.
3. Create Freedom From Your Business
Hiring an expert gives you the freedom to focus on the future of your business.
When was the last time you put your feet up on your desk and thought about what comes next for your business?
Thinking about your business should be an appointment on your weekly calendar, but it’s nearly impossible when everyone is looking to you for answers.
Hire experts, and you’ll get your time back.
Your stress level will decrease, and you’ll create freedom for you and your family.
GET THE STEP-BY-STEP SYSTEM TO HIRE YOUR NEXT EXPERT
The experts you’re looking for already have jobs.
You’re not going to just find them. You have to go recruit them.
“I never thought I’d be in the position to hire a COO. But after using the Academy’s Hiring system, I recruited and hired this senior-level guy who has taken my stress level down about 87 notches.”
– Rob Young | Heritage Custom Builders
If you want the step-by-step system to recruit, hire and onboard your next expert, then apply for a program in the Built to Build Academy®.
You’re going to struggle until you have these systems in place.
JOIN THE SYSTEM BUILDERS™ COMMUNITY FOR FREE
Wish you could connect with like-minded business owners, ask questions, get feedback, and receive a ton of free resources to manage the “business side” of your construction business?
Then click here, join the System Builders™ online community for free, and get access to a ton of free trainings, resources, and your new peer group of professional contractors.