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^^ should be a "sticky" post....lots of wisdom there.....On a serious note you are absolutely right!
“Smart people hire smarter people”
I heard that many years ago, it holds true. And it’s how I approach biz. I surround myself with specialized people who are better than me at their craft/trade or skill set. I’m never the “smart” guy.
What I do is organize the smart people-give them a roadmap and a deadline (when applicable) and let them loose. I follow up on everyone doing everything. I do nothing but make sure everyone is on track & make adjustments as needed. That’s a full time job in some cases. Doing nothing but overseeing people is a full time job-sounds funny but it is.
Hiring experts has a better ROI than hiring half assed laymen to do a half assed job at a discount.
That took me years to figure out then longer to perfect. Handling smart people is a skill as they have to trust me to make sure they have security a sense of direction and a solid future. I know how to provide that and I deliver. Then it feeds on itself.
I do hire some minimum wage people and there is more turnover in staff but that’s the nature of biz. Occasionally one breaks through and makes something of their life. That’s a great feeling for me and of course them as well.
Took me years to learn this, still learning. Not in the books either. Just practice and judgment.
Fatboy <——-didn’t graduate college
and oh yeah, nice cue, $300 give or take sounds fair.