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Why You Need to Fire Yourself

Why You Need to Fire Yourself

Whether you’ve been in the biz for a long time or if you just started, the reality about building a brand, especially if you’re trying to do it on the side or as full-time business owner and entrepreneur rising into that CEO level, is that it always isn’t so glamorous.

Don’t let the pretty photos on Instagram fool you.

Being an entrepreneur myself (I’ve been in the game for over 18 years!), I’ve been blessed to have the life I have, both the glam and the not-so-glam.

In fact, I just wrapped up an amazing 5-Day Challenge this past week, and I’m incredibly thankful for the team I have. I gotta tell you, it’s really delightful to be a CEO and not doing as much work like I used to.

But the interesting thing is, all of us have to start somewhere.

When I first started building my business, I did everything — the cleaning, the scheduling, the writing, the everything! And boy, those days can be exhausting, especially if you’re a single parent.

But what I learned from this is that you have to be clear about asking yourself the right questions while you’re building your brand. Again, this is applicable to anyone — whether you’re just starting out, whether you haven’t started, or whether if you’re like me who’s been doing the dang thing for a long time.

Since then, I am constantly everyday asking myself, “Am I asking the right questions?

I’ve narrowed mine down to a T: “Am I, Jen Kem, working in the highest income-producing and energy-loving space that only I can do as CEO of my company?”

What was my answer? I needed to fire myself.

I want to be clear that in the beginning, you will have to be what Suzie Carter calls the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker. You’re everything from the janitor to the CEO in both your house and your business.

But if you wanna rise on up, you gotta be clear, even in the beginning, that you can’t be doing everything forever.

Eventually, you’ll need a team who’s going to help you with your workload.

Maybe it’s in form of a significant other or a new employee, but they’re helping you get closer to your goal: running your biz in the most effective way as possible.

The question is: are you willing to fire yourself today?

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  1. Marion Lynn Connell

    I’m all there is. Perhaps once I get a few clients and maybe a couple of groups going, then perhaps I can start firing myself from a few things.