And that’s just the internal elements.

The world affecting all business operations has clearly changed too. I mean, we’re living through a global-freaking-pandemic. 

Resulting in: 

  • Supply chain disruptions
  • Shipping backlogs
  • Reduced capacities 
  • Lockdowns and restrictions 
  • Stock market fluctuations 
  • Travel regulations

And the list goes on.

We’re operating in a different world than we were in 2019.

And if that weren’t enough, the health of the U.S. economy literally depends on businesses like yours. 

According to ThoughtCo, “Small businesses with fewer than 500 employees drive the U.S. economy by providing jobs for over half of the nation’s private workforce.”

Did you catch that? 


Now pile on the new economic trend called the “Great Resignation” where employees have been voluntarily resigning from their jobs en masse starting in early 2021. Spurring fears about how hard it is to find good workers or that solid team members might walk away.

It can all start to feel like… Well, a lot! 

And we haven’t even touched on the issue of mental health. 

* exhales *

“I must do the work to save money because I need the buffer room.” 
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“I must do the work because no one else can do it as well as me.”

You do the work.

Which makes you the only one capable of doing the work.


Tell us where to send the first installment en route to answering that question.