RULE 67: Get Someone To Do The Stuff You Can’t

Lagos APC Stalwart, Cardinal Omolaja Odunmbaku aka Cardinal Eto with his PDP stalwart wife and Ondo state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Lady Sinmi Odunmbaku
I have money
mentors because there is loads of stuff to do with business and making money
that I know nothing about. There are also loads of things which have to be done
which I don’t know how to do. I could learn, but it isn’t where my talents lie.
So why go
learning how to do things when there are eminently more suitable people out
there who can do them? Do what you are good at and get others to do the things
you can’t. Simple! Pick really good people, and let them get on with the job of
making you really prosperous.

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Now there are
ten rules to making sure you (a) get the right people and (b) keep the right
1. Know exactly
what it is you want done and who you want to do it.
2. Be very clear
about what you want them to do for you and how much you will pay and what guidelines
you will give them.
3. Care about
them – they are human and mustn’t become a mere tool.
4. Keep them
informed and motivated – inspire loyalty.
5. Tell them
your long-term strategy – they too have a stake in your/their future.
6. If they muck
up – and they will from time to time, we all do (even you Mr. Ternplar? Well,
maybe not me) – then correct it and move on. Forgiveness is a good thing.
7 Praise them
constantly – nothing inspires rnore than praise (oh, yes, and money of course). 

8 Set realistic
targets but don’t expect the impossible.
9 Set a good example
– be someone they can respect and look up to (no one likes working for a jerk)
-and set high standards and live up to them yourself.
10 Remember
you’re the boss, not their friend. Try to maintain dignity, distance and
“All this stuff is adaptable and entirely up to you.
Just make sure you treat your people well and have fun.Don’t be an insensitive bossy boss – as if!”

That should do
it. There may be other things you will try, adapt, implement and use. All this
stuff is adaptable and entirely up to you. Just make sure you treat your people
well and have fun.
Don’t be an insensitive
bossy boss – as if!
At the moment I have a wonderful accounts person.
She sighs a lot as I’m always trying to find ways to ensure I’m not paying more
tax than I need to – don’t we all? But all I do is ask her questions. The rest
I leave entirely up to her and the relationship works. Apart from the sighing that
From The Book; The Rules of Wealth by
Richard Templar
(Read Rule
of Rule of Wealth tomorrow on Asabeafrika)
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