Are you good at being a manager? We have the wonderful Casey Gromer, who just might be able to answer all your dreams, on the show to talk with us about taking your business to serving your needs, and encouraging entrepreneurs to make their own business plans.

Casey is the founder of SHE-Suite Boutique, and calls herself a Fractional Integrator. Her goal is to help women step out of their day-to-day tasks so that they move into their creativity. Casey is also the host of the Female Founders Breaking Boundaries Podcast where they talk all about supporting other business women.

We discussed how you don’t have to be the manager to be the CEO. And that having the right people surround you in your business, those who know how to balance the  company needs and can work with you, not against you, based on skills and strengths. People who can help move your business forward. 

Casey gives examples on how your team is going to be a huge part of how you succeed and run your day to day operations. You don’t want to be holding up the progression, you want innovative people who can help you think through the process and be able to take the next steps to elevate your company.

There is nothing wrong with who you are and how you want to run your business, Casey shares with us. That just because your description, tasks, plans, etc is different from the traditional format, does not mean that you aren’t doing what is right for you and your company. You don’t need to change anything about how you want to run things as an entrepreneur, you just need to make sure that the path you are following is in the best interest of you and your business.

  • [00:55] – Amber announces this episode’s awesome guest Casey Gromer.
  • [01:10] – Yes please, please give us your bio.
  • [03:14] – It is story time, bring it.
  • [06:07] – We just approach things different or kinda see the world a little different and like you said, sometimes that leads to innovation. 
  • [09:13] – I do agree that, I think there’s magic when you find those complementary people that get it and support you and help you become the best version of yourself. I mean I think that’s, that’s the dream in hiring.
  • [09:50] – Through a series of events, it came out and this coach had said to me, like questions, she’s like, “Well I’m not trying to insult you but maybe you’re just not a good manager”.
  • [11:27] – You don’t have to be a good manager, you can be the visionary, you can be the leader.
  • [13:21] – Are you a visionary or a CEO? There is nothing wrong with being either, they are just different types of leadership.
  • [15:14] – It’s interesting I think the only time we recognize those visionaries is once they achieve a certain level of success.
  • [17:31] – Most business owners start out wearing all the hats. And that’s fine and you probably have to start there but if you start with the end in mind, you are building that business over time.
  • [18:32] – As you’re building this system, you really are looking at the right people and the right things. And so the types of things that you are delegating might not match what traditional businesses are delegating.
  • [20:00] – Finding those roles and not, but that’s the problem if we’re saying, “I have to go in this order” and you don’t question.
  • [22:07] – Even if it’s a traditional position you are hiring for, you have to, not everybody is going to perform that position the same way, so understanding the strengths of that person you are looking for is really going to set you up for success in the long run.
  • [24:55] – Figuring out those ways. I like that you’re normalizing, like doing it a little, doing it to work for you.
  • [26:00] – The biggest thing that holds people back is the permission to say, “I’m great just the way I am and I can be successful, I just have to write the rule book a little differently for me”.
  • [28:27] – You need to know you’re a jerk, like that was rude, that was unacceptable. 
  • [31:35] – To embrace who you are and don’t let the way that entrepreneurship or leadership has been defined in the past tell you whether you’re going to be successful at something or not.
  • [32:27] – How would you know when you’re at the point? Like what are good indicators of somebody that you might be ready to start down this path or to be looking at this?
  • [34:50] – You do not identify as a visionary but clearly you do have vision because anybody who’s executing has to have vision, anybody who runs a business has to have vision.
  • [35:53] – Those of us who are in the space where we feel like we’re ADHDish, we went into business for ourselves because we either struggled with traditional systems, like we didn’t fit the mold. 
  • [38:24] – I think yeah eventually you realize like, I just want to not be the stopgap. I need to stop being the one where everything, where all tasks go to die.
  • [40:02] – Erase all of your thoughts and exceptions about who you are, and what you’re doing, and why you’re doing it and your business ownership. And just say okay “if I could build this  exactly how I wanted it to to serve me, how would I do that” and tell yourself, “this is possible”.

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