Your business is expanding. You are becoming busier. You are spending more and more time working. It is not long before someone suggests that you need to take someone on. Eventually they convince that you are so busy that you just don’t have time to think about your business, so you take on your first employee.
Now your troubles begin!
After a short while your new employee explains that they are so busy, that they need an assistant, so they get one.
Then the assistant finds they are so busy that they need an assistant, you take on another person.
Suddenly, you have employed three extra people!
You now have the additional discipline of meeting a wage bill.
As your business becomes more and more successful, this will keep happening, it is a cancer. A cancer that will inescapably take you over, and eventually you will realise that you are just working to meet that wage bill.
The frightening thing about this is that it is not an exaggeration. It is the inevitable rise of bureaucracy, it happens all over the world.
You need to control this cancer, you need to be disciplined, continually go on the Lindbergh Walk and ask yourself:
“Am I creating a job for my comfort or to help me achieve my goal?”
To keep your expenses under control it must be “to achieve your goal”
You see, you can only allow staff inflation if you are a public sector organisation, for them the more people they employ the lower the national unemployment figures so the government is happy, but in business you can run out of money, so we have to be very careful.
It is easy to take on staff
Very painful to get rid of them