For many business owners, often the fears associated with scaling a team can become a massive hurdle to their business’s greater success. Today we discuss what it looks like when business owners don’t want to get out of their own way to get some leverage so they don’t have to do everything themselves. In this episode, our host, Chris Goodman, pulls back the curtain on what he’s personally been working through as he explains how he recently brought on two new coaches. He breaks down the fears he had to work through in order to make this step, including the fear of failure, the fear of being too successful, and the fear that someone else may not be good enough at doing what he does. He describes how things began to fall into place for him after he started considering the question, “What if it works?” and why you should do this too. Tune in today to find out not only how to overcome this hurdle but also practical steps on what to do when you have decided to grow your team. Find out what important factors you should consider before hiring someone, how to build a good working relationship with them, and how to coach them to do a good job so you don’t have to do everything in your business. For all this and more, tune in today!


Key Points From This Episode:

– An introduction to today’s topic on what happens when business owners don’t want to take help from a team. 

– Chris celebrates the win that he and Lindsay are having a baby.

– How this episode is aimed at those business owners who want to get out of their own way.

– How Chris recently brought on two new coaches. 

– How hard it was for Chris to get over this hurdle.  

– The problem of perfectionism and someone else not being good enough at what you do. 

– Thoughts on the fear of failure and the fear of being too successful. 

– How Chris’s desire to impact more people is what led him to overcome all these fears.

– Why you should consider “What if it works?” and how this worked for Chris.

– How the discomfort that comes with being responsible for others leads to growth.

– The power of the question: “What would be the one thing you could do that if you did it, everything else would be easier or totally unnecessary?”

– The temptation to fall back into the old fears when you start to scale your business.

– How more money doesn’t solve the problem, it just changes what the fear looks like. 

– The first tip to grow your team: get clear on your business and personal values so you can find someone who matches them. 

– The importance of building a sense of trust, fostering accountability, and being clear on expectations.

– Why you need clarity of process. 

– Why you should allow it to be messy and lean into the chaos. 

– How to get permission to help someone improve their performance. 

– The importance of coaching team members, training them, and equipping them to do a good job. 



“We can always train somebody to be even better than we are because we can compress the time it took to learn all of our lessons into six months or maybe two years.” — Chris Goodman [0:05:45]

“If you can clear out these fears and replace them with a sense of trust that you’re going to be resourceful enough to figure this out, to make it work, to hire the right teammate who will weather a storm financially or otherwise with you, it’ll be fine.” — Chris Goodman [0:07:51]

“There’s always going to be some kind of fear or some kind of comfort on the other side of starting to scale your influence and your leadership and your opportunity and your business.” — Chris Goodman [0:15:09]

“Let a great coach guide you over that fear, past that fear, into a new level of results and happiness and productivity and impact. It’s not make-believe it’s what we do for a living.” — Chris Goodman [0:25:02]


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