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Imagine a world where being redundant gives you freedom. Oh yeah.
Being redundant should be your goal, because that's the proof you're on top of your game. And that's the key to opening the next door - let alone realizing there's a next door...
I had a very interesting discussion on scaling a business and building leadership with a client yesterday.
We started the session like we always do, with a debrief on recent upskilling results I obtained from a team standpoint. Usual stuff.
But of course one thing leading to another, we ended up talking about management skills turning into leadership, and about leadership turning into knowing how (and when) the boss should stand down.
“Wait. What? Why stand down?”.
Because that's the only logical next step!
Someone who can consider standing down sooner than never is someone who can trust that their team will grow enough to take over.
Someone who is ready to stand down is someone who realizes that they've done all they could to empower others and turn them into leaders capable of continuing on their own.
And because someone who effectively stands down is someone who now has peace of mind knowing they can now move to something else, because their team has achieved mastery and the building job is now done.
Can you see the pattern evolution here?
Okay. Let me rephrase.
Making yourself redundant gives you freedom, but you have to accept the idea first!
That's it, I said it. Coaching's done for the day guys.
I'm very serious though!
Those who realize that making themselves redundant is the ultimate goal of being in business get three steps ahead of everybody else. Pretty much instantly!
The point is usually very counterintuitive, I know.
But! It’s also the most efficient way to set you free from whatever is keeping your mind busy at the moment, and to help you open the next door.
It gives you a way to let your business reach its next level because someone smarter will take over.
It gives you a way to fire your boss because you have done the job.
And it gives you a way to travel, go play golf, or do anything you want because your time has become yours again.
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Look. Here's how it works in real life.
A client of mine s(h)aved two days a week off technical work because he made himself replaceable from a technical perspective. That's three months a year!
Piece of cake!
(He's nodding his head reading this right now. Have no doubt, people.)
Another one who made a bet on us to train his team can now fly away towards another life knowing they've never been so efficient and autonomous.
Peace of mind!
(He's nodding too. Massive smile).
And another used leadership thinking so efficiently that he's grown his NGO from five people to thirty five life-savers in over year (and then sixty) by building a new generation of leaders.
Piece of art!
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There's one thing, though.
You have to realize that getting redundant isn't something to be scared off. Being redundant should be the goal.
And you have to embrace it.
Becoming redundant is the proof that you are on top of your game, and that's also the key to opening the next door. Or perhaps should I say, the key to realizing there's actually a next door to look for…
Sounds pretty cool, doesn't it?
A bit of optimism to finish with?
All right, to wrap things up (and because you're worth it).
💪🏼Imagine what your life could be like with two or three days off every week, just because you figured out how to s(h)ave time off your calendar?
💪🏼Imagine your team working for you, without you, because they can deal with (sh)it?
💪🏼Imagine having an organization that's able to make a difference, not because of what you do but because of how you think?
💪🏼Imagine stepping into a plane a few weeks from now, because you've realized your current world can keep turning without you - where will it take you?
💪🏼Imagine a world where being redundant gives you freedom. How does that feel?
All this is beyond feasible, people. It just takes a damn strong mindset and a decision to take control. Or to give it away, actually…
And it's to you either way! 😉
Until next time!