Are You Suffering from ICLMB Syndrome?

Too many entrepreneurs and business owners seem to believe that they cannot leave their office – even for a few days of fun in the sun – without things getting off track. I call this “I Can’t Leave My Business” syndrome.

If that’s the way you feel, you either have some serious micro-managing issues that need to be worked on… or you need to remember why you went into business for yourself.

You might think you’re indispensable, but everyone (including you) is replaceable. If employees are left to fend for themselves without the “big boss” insisting on approving everything, most things would still get done. Maybe not quite the way you would do it, but the end result would be close enough… and you’d have the freedom to enjoy your life.

In fact, I think freedom is the operative keyword for entrepreneurs. (That is why you struck out on your own, right?) And unless we exercise that freedom by stepping away from the office from time to time, it slowly collapses – and we become nothing more than highly paid servants to our businesses.

[Ed. Note: For more about how much freedom you can have with an Internet business, check out master Internet marketer Yanik Silver’s website He breaks new ground in online marketing every day… and still finds the time to “get away from it all.”]