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Episode 986

Overcoming the Temptation of Small Tasks in Your Cleaning Company: Episode 986


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Episode 986 –Overcoming the Temptation of Small Tasks in Your Cleaning Company


In this blog post, we delve into a podcast conversation with Lindsay, a member of the team at Grow My Cleaning Company and Mike Campion. Lindsay shares her unique perspective on clients’ needs, the challenges they face, and how to overcome them. The discussion revolves around the tendency to focus on trivial matters instead of the bigger picture, and the mindset shift required to succeed as a business owner. Let’s dive in!

Gaining a Different Perspective on Clients' Needs

Lindsay’s role as a non-coach team member provides her with valuable insights into clients’ needs and challenges. Her perspective offers a fresh take on what clients require and where they often get stuck. By understanding these perspectives, the coaching team can better support clients and help them overcome obstacles.

Getting Stuck on Unimportant Details

One common challenge that Lindsay highlights is clients’ tendency to get stuck on insignificant details. Clients often approach her with questions about software, email providers, or payment processors, seeking guidance on trivial matters. While these details have some importance, they should not overshadow the fundamental aspects of running a successful business.

Clients are encouraged to focus on critical questions like identifying their niche client, understanding their pain points, and articulating their message effectively. Mike emphasizes that while software and technical issues are essential, spending excessive time on them can hinder progress in more crucial areas.

Shifting from a Worker's Mindset to an Entrepreneur's Mindset

Lindsay and Mike discuss the importance of transitioning from a worker’s mindset to an entrepreneur’s mindset. Many small business owners tend to focus on completing tasks and checking off boxes, rather than looking at the bigger picture.

They highlight the need for owners to think beyond daily operations and adopt a strategic approach. Setting up systems and processes, delegating tasks, and prioritizing high-level thinking are essential for scaling a business and achieving long-term success. It requires a shift in mindset and a willingness to take risks and make difficult decisions.

The Real Work of Being an Owner: Facing Challenges Head-On

The podcast discussion delves into the reality of being a business owner. It emphasizes that being an owner comes with its fair share of challenges, and these challenges cannot be avoided. Whether it’s handling difficult customer situations, managing financial crises, or dealing with legal issues, the responsibility falls on the owner’s shoulders.

The conversation highlights the necessity of confronting these challenges head-on. It emphasizes that while the rewards of entrepreneurship can be significant, they come at a cost. Owners must be prepared to put in the hard work, make tough decisions, and navigate through adversity to achieve their goals.


This blog post explores the valuable insights shared by Lindsay, a member of the coaching team at Grow My Cleaning Company. Through her unique perspective, Lindsay highlights the importance of focusing on the big picture, overcoming challenges, and adopting an entrepreneur’s mindset. By embracing these principles, cleaning business owners can work towards building successful and scalable companies. Remember, success requires a willingness to tackle difficult tasks, make strategic decisions, and stay focused on the ultimate goal.
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