Firstly, what is a mantra and how can they help you in business?
A mantra is a motivating statement that both inspires you and can also focus your mind on what's important. Typically used in meditation - Mantras can also have a profound impact on your happiness & success in business.
If you want a business that will, at some point, work without you, I'd strongly recommend that you adopt the following mantra...
ONLY DO WHAT ONLY I CAN DO!
Say it as often as you can. Write it at the top of your daily action list. Pop it in a post-it note - do whatever it takes to remind you to say it.
If someone else can do it - delegate it or outsource it. Your job as a business leader, regardless of your business size, is to build your business. If you are doing admin type tasks - who is growing your business? Who is working on strategy whilst you are doing the invoicing?
Don't use any of the following excuses...
*I can't afford it - you don't need to employ someone full time! A few hours a week may do.
*It's easier to do it myself - then you will NEVER have a business that works without you. Think like the leader of a business that works without you NOW.
So, what about you? What's your mantra?
Business & management coach, mentor, trainer, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, (and chief pot and bottle washer!)