I give up!
I have come to the conclusion I cannot do everything myself.(man that feels good to admit).
up at 4:30 in the morning working till 8-9 at night is too much, stretching me to thin to be great at any aspect.so I have hired a sales person, yes I feel a bit like a failure, but I have decided that sales is a weakness of mine that the company suffers from and the fastest way to help the company is to delegate sales. this way I can learn and still maintain priorities and direction but can reduce the time of the details on myself, while improving results.
do you delegate any key responsibilities of your company?
I don`t see this as a failure at all. In fact I think this is a very big step for you. I, too am horrible at sales. I think a great quality of a leader is knowing his or her own strengths and weaknesses and working through them accordingly.
As the leader of your company, you certainly shouldn`t do everything in your business, in fact you should be LEADING others in their tasks.
Delegating is an essential task that every entrepreneur should be ready to do, so I think it is a great thing that you have come to the realization that you have to hire someone else.
Also, consider reading E-Myth Revisited and E-Myth Mastery (both by Michael Gerber) if you haven`t already. He covers this kind of topic very well and might give you a clearer viewpoint on the whole idea of delegating.
Motivation for Entrepreneurs