Founders often (unintentionally) build businesses that are dependent on them to grow, or even survive. This eventually becomes a limiting factor to the growth of the business and causes the ‘all-important’ founder to be the bottleneck that causes unnecessary stress on everyone and will only get worse unless you address it. Two ways to solve this issue are to Simplify and Delegate. Simplify your business by looking to Optimize, Automate, Outsource, or Kill every key process in your business. In the short term, this will use more (seemingly unavailable) resources, but is necessary to break through the ceiling. Additionally, you must delegate everything that is not square within your unique ability (things you’re great at and love doing). Use the 80/0 rule – if it can be done at least 80% as well as you can do it, but requires 0% of your time, let it go. You’ll be amazed at how many things you thought nobody could do as well as you that will be done better than you ever did them.