You are currently viewing Episode 102: Are You An Overthinker Surrounded By Underthinkers?

What do you think when people talk about ‘overthinking’? If you’re like me, you’ll be puzzled about why considering all the angles and focusing on the details is considered a bad thing.

When you run your own consulting business, even if it isn’t your name on the invoices, it’s your reputation, framework and processes people are getting. That matters and you want to be sure every client is getting the best experience. Whether you are delegating service delivery, or relying on team members to support you in other areas of the business, you will have thought through everything involved.

You will know how you want the work delivered. If it’s something you did before you reached capacity and brought someone in, you will have your own way of completing the task. It can be difficult to work with a team when you have effectively kept every aspect of your business in your head.

The result can be that you are still carrying the weight of all those tasks and decisions, despite not being the one delivering the work. Your team is not using their initiative, instead they are relying on you.

In this week’s episode of the podcast, I am talking about being an overthinker surrounded by underthinkers and how this can affect your team dynamics and your ability to switch off.

I talk about:

  • What’s going on if your team needs you to tell them what to do all day
  • Carrying the mental load in your business
  • How this negatively impacts the running of your business
  • Making it easier for team members to follow your processes
  • Motivating your team members to achieve more

Useful links

Annalisa Barbieri’s article in The Guardian

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