You can try to grow hair… or just buy a good hair piece!

Despite all the great advances in growing hair, some people just won’t have success. They can choose to stay bald… or just get a good hairpiece (or similar ‘replacement’). The point is that your body is your body and sometimes even the best science (or art?) can’t change it. However, there are things we can do to ‘offset’ for whatever challenge that might present. People do it all the time with artificial limbs and the such in order to gain ‘normal mobility’.

So why do some small business owners try to be somebody they are not when it comes to ‘natural personality traits’. More specifically, some owners are fabulous technicians and/or fabulous sales people who do not have the capacity to become great managers (or even great leaders). So they remain ‘frustrated technicians/sales people’ feeling like they are on a treadmill never seeming to be able to get their organizations to the ‘next level’ of growth; i.e. they take 3 steps forward and 4 steps back at each attempt. One would think they’d recognize this pattern and have the insight to recognize what they need: a good ‘business manager’ to ‘mind the store’. This happens frequently in professional practices (e.g. medical offices, CPA firm, law firms and engineering/architectural firms). It happens in business services (e.g. water testing, construction) and a host of other environments.

The owners might even acknowledge this but use “I can’t afford to hire someone for that role” as the ‘justification’. Yes, it is a bit of a ‘chicken or the egg’ scenario, but that’s where planning– and courage– come in to play. In over 4 decades of having to deal with this issue for clients, I believe there are numerous ways to overcome this dilemma — without ‘betting the ranch’. If you find yourself in this situation, drop me a line and I’ll happily take a look at your situation and prescribe some possible courses of action for your SPECIFIC situation.. at NO CHARGE. I’ll also be happy to send you a FREE copy of my new book (.pdf version) or you may wish to purchase the audiobook version at iTunes (only $9.99). Set Yourself Free-How to Have a Thriving Small Business…And Enjoy It! will give you many insights into this issue and MANY others. I hope you will take a moment to read more about it. Feel free to call me at 518.369.7101 or email me at:

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