Do you run your business or does your business run you?

Are you working on your business, or are you still working in your business?

In a previous post I spoke a little about developing leaders. So let me ask you that question again. Are you working on your business, or are you still stuck in it?!?

If you are like most of my clients when they first come to me; you are successful and growing. You are the top sales rep. You are the top manager. You are chief cook and bottle washer. And that is draining you!

I have some great news for you. You are not supposed to be your own top performer. You are supposed to be the leader. Your role should have changed over the years. If you keep doing what you have always done, you will get the same results.

You might be thinking here, Well Adam I am pretty successful, why wouldn’t I keep doing the same things? It is working. Great point and I am glad you asked!

Let me ask you, at your current stage in business, are you fulfilling every dream, hope and ambition you ever had? I am guessing not.

If you were a coaster, someone who settles for what is today and believes it doesn’t get better than this, you wouldn’t bother reading this stuff. You would simple coast along. And that’s not you!

Now is the time to start asking the critical questions that will allow you to grow beyond what you had dreamed. Now is the time to start empowering others. So I am going to leave you with some homework from this post. I want you to answer the following questions.

  • How can I empower someone else to become the top sales performer in my organization?
  • How can I empower someone else to lead the weekly team meetings?
  • How can I empower someone else to take the management of employees of my shoulders?
  • How can I empower my employees to find opportunities and give the authority to go after them?

I will even go a step further. If these questions or any questions weigh on your mind email me – – and we will have a brainstorming session to get some real answers and clarity to these issues. Coffee, is of course, on me.

Adam DufresneAdam Dufresne
Rhapsody Strategies
Professional Business Coach



I suggest reading Jon Denney’s book Unstuck. Jon is the owner of the PBCA (The alliance that certifies me as a coach) My writing, teaching, and learning is largely influenced by this man and this book.

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