I have a problem, I have been running my business for 6 years now, Started by myself, and have built it up to having 3 employees. They are all what I'd consider very good - excellent... show up on time or early, do what is asked, don't complain, work well even when I'm gone to pick up materials or whatever, have good attention to detail etc... When it comes to installations, both softscape and hardscape I am almost always on site... I enjoy the work and like to be there in case something comes up. My problem is that I find myself not being able to be the supervisor that I should be. I just simply can't just oversee a project... If I am there I wind up working just as my employees, which really isn't a problem... they have no issues doing whatever needs to be done. And I also don't mind doing the work either... But it seems like I just can't stand there idle while they work their a$$es off. Example 1: Simple 150 SF walkway install, we've done about 12 of these so far this year, so everyone knows the process. We show up, paint the lawn up... break out the shovels and picks, and we all go to town on it... get it dug and tamped, start laying gravel (me plus one shoveling, 2 spreading). Level and tamp, level and tamp... I pick up the pavers they start unloading while I screed and lay... laying takes longer, so while I'm doing that, the other 3 are just doing busy work ( sweeping up feeding me pavers or whatever)... long story short, we all worked our butts off, and got it done without a hitch, but I was doing a lot of the stuff that I would like the employees doing so they can get a little more experience... if that makes sense And it's not like anybody was slacking either.... It is just hard for me to stand and direct. Example 2: Training a new mowing leader last week. I went along with the new leader, and my trained and fairly experienced helper. I went so that in theory I could watch and make sure that the new leader was doing everything up to my specs... 10 minutes into the second lawn I had a trimmer in my hand... I felt like an a$$hole just walking around watching him mow. I have never had a "job" where I had a boss or supervisor, so I don't know how/what I should be doing. And like I said, I don't mind doing the work, I am in this business because I enjoy landscaping, I like hard work, and the money isn't bad either But I know that in order to grow, I need to be a supervisor, not a laborer. Are there any tips that anybody could share to help me out? Am I just too nice?