217 | The Sky’s The Limit: An Entrepreneurial Case Study With Michael Costantino

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What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • The Challenges Experienced When He Grew His Team
  • How He Minimized Hiccups During Tremendous Growth
  • What He Learned From Auditing His Team Members’ Time
  • How He Overcame The Biggest Struggle He Faced As An Entrepreneur
  •  The Role Coaching As An Extension Of His Business 
  • So Much More!

In the classic Disney movie Frozen, the main character Elsa belts out “Let It Go” repetitively in the smash hit of the same name.

Wise words.

I encourage all of my clients to do the same, especially if they’ve taken on the role as lead bottleneck in their business.

That’s because many business owners have a difficult time letting go of tasks, projects, and other responsibilities they could train their team to complete.

The reasons?

They think they’re the best one for the job.

Or they could get it done quicker.

Or they want to ensure it’s done right.

Or they simply don’t have enough time to train their team (Man, if I had a nickel for every time I heard that one...).

The problem is business owners who don’t let go of the reins a bit wind up stifling the growth of their business because they become the bottleneck by which all tasks and projects must go through. When everyone has to come to you to make decisions, give approval, and complete projects, the business loses because forward movement is inevitably retarded.

My client Michael Costantino refused to be the bottleneck of his young business so he dedicated his time to training his team effectively, equipping them with the tools they needed to succeed, and empowering them to make decisions.

The result?

His business took off exponentially. In fact, he hit his 2021 goals by February.

Ever since, Michael has been ramped up to go for what’s possible, knowing the sky's the limit! His time and energy is intentionally not spent on micromanaging his team but continuing to lead his team and uplevel the entire business.

In this episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I sit down for an entrepreneurial case study with Michael Costantino, the owner, president, and Principal Architect for Montebello Architecture & Design, to learn about his business, discuss the lessons he’s learned as it’s grown, and dive into the leadership strategies he uses to crush his goals.

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About Guest:

Michael is the owner, president, and Principal Architect for Montebello Architecture & Design. He has worked in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in this field for 18 years. As a licensed architect he has the ability to work on, and design, a variety of projects, however his main focus is Residential Architecture. Since starting Montebello in 2018, his team has experienced significant growth, going from an office of 1 to a team of 7 full time and contract members. While based in the DFW metroplex, Montebello currently has projects all over the state of Texas, as well as Missouri, Colorado, & California. When not busy designing his clients next dream project, Michael is enjoying time at home with his wife and two daughters.

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Amber De La Garza is The Productivity Specialist! Amber helps small business owners maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most by improving their time management and elevating their productivity! Amber is a sought after coach, trainer, speaker, writer, host of the Productivity Straight Talk Podcast, and creator of Leverage Lab®.

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