You don’t have to do it alone, Stephen. You can’t, actually; a stroke taught you that. You managed all of those employees; you drove to all of those prospect meetings and those networking events and those investment meetings all by yourself. You are stubborn but you can change the way you handle business now and prevent the health issues later down the road.
There is so much value in having a team. A team does not mean that you are weak. A team means that you identify your strengths and your weaknesses and allow others’ strengths to grow your empire. A team helps complement you by bringing to the table the skills that you may not have. They help you to brainstorm how to overcome issues that arise.
Think about a candy bar, like a Snickers bar for example (your favorite), starts out with nougat. Nougat is the foundation of the candy bar; they mix in some peanut butter and then allow it to set; next they cover it with caramel and peanuts then add a ticker layer of caramel on top. They finish the bar by drenching it with chocolate and BAM — you have a delicious candy bar.