Successful Business Management Tips 101: How to Make Sure Your Business Doesn’t Go to Sh$t When You Go Out of Town
- Posted by Jeff Vacek
- On April 3, 2016
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- Jeff Vacek, Successful Business Management Tips
Have you ever been on a business trip and everything back in the office and in your businesses just goes so smooth without you?
(FYI – I would classify this post under successful business management tips 101)
That happened to me last week. It was kind of surreal because it had been awhile since that had happened for me.
I’m in an interesting time in my businesses where a handful of them are in growth mode all at the same time.
And in the past when that’s been the case, I usually go out of town on vacation, an event, a speaking engagement, etc. and I don’t really ‘GO’ out of town. I’m typically on my phone, in my hotel room or whatever running my companies versus ‘BEING’ out of town.
Oddly, it was not that way on my recent trip to Orlando for the Marketing Mayhem Live event.
It was quite surreal actually in that there were so many times when I would check my email on my phone, look at what I call my ‘existence system’ (most people call it a task list, but I don’t do ‘tasks’ to be frank) to just check on things and there really wasn’t anything to check on, do, follow-up on, etc.
So, I thought for sure when I got back into the office last week the sh$t would hit the fan, right?
My main right hand man said to me, “why are you surprised Jeff? You set it up that way. You set everything up so that you could go out of town and everything was handled… EVEN while in growth mode in 4 separate companies.” (shout out to Mitch!!)
Now, I’m not telling you this story to brag about that… The fact that I have my sh$t together.
If you hear it that way, then you’re missing the point.
The point is that you CAN have a business or businesses that run smoothly without you IF… IF you set it up that way and you have the right people to carry the load for you.
Ask your people, “if I left on vacation tomorrow, how would you handle that?” “What would you need to survive and thrive while I’m gone?”
If they say, “we’re good boss”. Call their bluff (unless you honestly know they are ‘good’).
Your business shouldn’t hold you down, regardless of the ‘mode’ it is in. Growth or not, you should be able to walk away at least for a day and nothing explode. Otherwise, its just a job you created for yourself.