S1 – Big Ideas


Every session will provide a list of the Big Ideas that you can take away from the audio or video content. This is not an exhaustive list of ideas, so remember to take your own notes!

Just because you are the business owner, this does not mean you are the best person to complete all tasks. 

By understanding your strengths and weaknesses, you can double-down on your strengths, and hire for your  weaknesses.

Owners typically believe that nobody can paint like they can.

The average painting company has 2 ½ painters.

The problem with only having a couple of employees is that you don’t have enough redundancy or flexibility.

If you’re the chief cook and bottlewasher, and you get injured or sick, your business is going to be dead in the water.

If you only have a couple employees, and one of your painters leaves or gets sick, your production is cut in half, and you may be back painting very soon.

Redundancy is having a back-up, and redundancies are useful whether you’re considering the production of airless sprayers or employees. 

All employees will leave–it is only a matter of how and when. You need to keep this in mind when you give a lot of responsibilities to any one employee. You can recover from the loss of a valued employee over time, but it can be difficult. 

How an employee leaves will be dictated by how you treated them while they were with you.