In business, we can only influence basic operational elements, for example, we can organize paperwork thanks to software like FilecenterDMS, but other than that it is only our attitudes, emotions and behaviors, and we have to accept that there are some things we have no control over.
Some of the most successful leaders are capable of letting go of control in hard times, trusting associates with the truth, then showing them support and care as they put that truth into action. They have learned how to “let go.”
To understand letting go, it is helpful to recognize how much your own attitudes about control affect your situation. “Control freaks” don’t pause to observe or take notes when obstacles arise. They have difficulty trusting others. They are perfectionists, possess unrealistic expectations, or harbor an illusion of control when we truly have none. We have seen this inner control freak manifested numerous times by our clients, as well as ourselves.
There’s a big difference between keeping everything organized and needing everything to be done in the exact way you want it because “it works best.” A lot of time and effort has gone into setting up your career and business, so it’s understandable that you don’t want anything bad happening to it, You’ve spent years researching the market, you found the best credit card to build credit early on so you could make it easier to start your business, you have poured everything into your business… But this doesn’t mean you have to be so anal about everything that it could lead to missed opportunities.