This week’s episode of the show covers a topic that’s related to, but not exactly the same, as the episode I did on delegation a couple of weeks ago.
I’m talking about the nature of control in business.
It’s another tricky subject I deal with a lot myself and that I know other business owners struggle with, so let’s get into the story.
In this week’s episode, I talk about:
- How I believe Walt Disney himself had a need for control
- Two examples that illustrate’s Walt’s struggle for control (Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and the 1941 animators’ strike)
- How my need for control led to me starting a business to begin with
- How “ultimate” control just doesn’t exist anywhere, much less in business
- Why we should think of control more like flying a hot air balloon than flying a plane
It’s a fun one!
Key ThoughtsThe reality of course is that while we can control some things - in some ways at least - ultimate control is not a thing. Click To Tweet The way I look at control in business is that it’s more like flying a hot air balloon than a plane. Click To Tweet
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Big thanks to Josh Hallett at Flickr for the great photo of Carl!