After reading an eye-opening book–E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber–in spring 2008, I fired myself. The decision has allowed my company to flourish and grow. Here's what I mean.
The main message of E-Myth is that you should turn your company into a franchise–not literally, but in the sense that you make sure each and every job function is documented well enough that you can turn it over to someone else if you need to.
You should fire yourself, especially from the jobs that, with your handling them, stand in the way of your company's growth. Because of E-Myth's teachings, I have continued to fire myself over the years from the jobs that earlier on I thought were too important to give to others.
Via Daniel Watson