Ep #298: Failing Your Way to Success: The Team Edition with Melanie Coddington

The Design You Podcast with Tobi Fairley | Failing Your Way to Success: The Team Edition with Melanie Coddington

We’ve talked before about why you need to fail your way to success and how failing is part of the process. It’s one thing to be willing to fail on your own and make mistakes, but it’s another thing to be able to let your team fail, learning on your dime through making mistakes. So, it’s time for Failing Your Way to Success: The Team Edition.

Melanie Coddington is an interior designer and founder of Coddington Design. She’s had her firm for 18 years and after selling her cannabis design retail business, she’s back to being all in on residential interior design. Melanie has had her fair share of failures, but she’s learned from every single one of them, and she’s here to share how to build a team that can see you through the ups and downs.

If you feel like you’re overspending on your team while not paying yourself enough, today’s episode is for you. We’re discussing the biggest mistakes we’ve made while building our teams, what we’ve learned from each failure, and Melanie is sharing her advice for getting honest with yourself and deciding what you want your dream team to look like.

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What You'll Learn From This Episode

  • The biggest mistakes Melanie has made when building teams in the past.
  • Why it’s difficult to transition away from being the ‘fun boss’.
  • How we outgrow team members as we grow and evolve as entrepreneurs.
  • Why we tend to want to overpay people when we’re starting out in business.
  • How to decide what you should be paying your team while you’re trying to build a profitable business.
  • The mindset work you need to do around hiring and supporting an effective team.
  • Why letting your team make mistakes is the secret to building your dream team.

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