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The Financially Simple podcast is your one-stop resource for small business owners. Gain unique insights into growing, refining, and selling businesses. You will hear ways business owners have reduced their tax liabilities, increased their income, improved office morale, saved for the retirement of their dreams, and more.
Host Justin Goodbread is a serial entrepreneur, CFP® (Certified Financial Planning professional), CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor), and CVGA (Certified Value Growth Advisor) with years of experience guiding business owners from start to exit in their business.

May 1, 2023

As a business owner, you're a rock star. You are a master of your trade, and provide your clients with the best experience they can have. But what about all those other areas of business? Are you the best HR director? Marketing Specialist? Are you a master of developing systems and processes to maximize operational efficiency? More than likely, you're unequipped in at least one of these areas.


That's why you have a manager on your team. But too often, business owners fail to let their managers manage them. In this episode, I discuss some of the reasons business owners struggle to let go and let their managers also manage them. I also explore the benefits of working with your management team, and offer steps to take to relinquish control for the sake of your business!
This week on The Financially Simple Podcast:


  • (3:20) The role of an office manager

  • (4:17) Hiring your opposite

  • (11:26) How I allowed myself to be managed

  • (24:00) Don't stand in the way

  • (14:13) Benefits of being managed by your office manager

  • (26:53) Steps to relinquishing control


Our Favorite Quotes: 

"Why have a manager if you don't allow them to manage?" - Justin Goodbread


"If you're clinging too tightly to control, you're probably spending a significant amount of time on tasks that don't maximize the value of your time." - Justin Goodbread


"Emily piped up and she said, 'Amy, he needs somebody to tell him "No," graciously because of his personality.'"

About The Financially Simple Podcast 
If you are looking for a podcast that speaks directly to the challenges and puzzles of running a business, you’ve come to the right place. The Financially Simple podcast was built for you. With over 400 episodes and counting, our host Justin Goodbread covers a broad range of topics, from starting a small business, to prepping it for sale, to growing your personal wealth. Justin’s combination of analytical skills, tough love, and a healthy dose of experience delivers practical ideas that will benefit business builders at every stage of their business journey.  

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Financially Simple is a division of WealthSource Partners, LLC (“WSP”), which offers investment advisory and financial planning services. All investing involves risk of loss, including the possible loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results and nothing in this podcast should be construed as a guarantee of any specific outcome or profit. All market indices discussed are unmanaged, do not incur management fees, costs and expenses, and cannot be invested into directly. Business planning services offered by WealthSource Business Advisors, LLC (“WBA”). 


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