How entrepreneurs avoid being bottlenecks in their own businesses

Ever wondered why some businesses hit roadblocks that slow down progress?

In this episode, we’re diving into how entrepreneurs can (unintentionally) become a bottleneck in their business.

What you will discover:

  • How do you differentiate between a bottleneck and just regular delays?
  • Why do these roadblocks even pop up in the first place?
  • Practical solutions to tackle these bottlenecks head-on


– Evidence of bottlenecks caused by founders – employee feedback, comparing to competitors, mapping out processes on paper (00:02:03)

– Psychological reasons bottlenecks happen – ego, “that’s how we’ve always done it”, startup hangover mentality (00:11:07)

– Figuring out why the bottleneck exists before trying to implement change (00:12:11)

– Looking at your role in the bottleneck by reverse engineering the process (00:13:04)

– Building a business that can run without your constant oversight (00:14:05)

– Embracing the identity change as your business grows – moving from “doing” to guiding and optimizing (00:17:21)

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