Superheroes are Their Own Enemy
When the going gets tough, and rest assured it will, it may be time to lighten the load - don’t be reluctant to make difficult cuts. Too many managers and entrepreneurs have a superhero complex, often taking on far more than they can handle, both as a business professional and even in their personal lives. Paul survived a terrible storm by instructing the captain of the ship to throw whatever they could overboard. The lesson here is that weight sometimes is simply weight. Your best asset is your mind and the rest might just be weighing down or distracting your efforts for success.
Delegating or even shutting down select initiatives and programs may be just what’s required to avoid a big picture catastrophe. In business, there is a practice known as "lean operation" - the proverbial process of "throwing things overboard" that slow a business operation down. In nearly every business, there are processes or personnel that are not optimal. They are "heavy" and sometimes dead weight, and if you ever endure a financial storm, they may sink the ship. This “weighted "tackle" of financial liability takes many forms, including outdated technology, inefficient manual processes, failing marketing campaigns, and unproductive staffers. All can threaten the entire business during a tempest. Lightening your load rids you of those obstacles that weigh a business down, and makes business process much easier to manage.