Your work day consists of making decisions that affect the future of your business. You may work with other people to bring these tasks to fruition, but most often in the home business arena, you’re doing it alone. Welcome to entrepreneurship.
To be an effective business owner, you have to know and understand the difference between your workability and likeability, while also valuing the importance of self-awareness.
Your ability to collaborate well with other people, whether you work for or work with other people, will set you apart.
Even though you may be good at what you do, that doesn’t mean you’re well liked. However, there a few things that you can do to turn that around:
- You’re willing to change/adapt. Value your ability to change and adapt to new ideas, concepts, or tactics. Projects, clients, media…just about anything can be dysfunctional. Being able to make tough decisions in difficult times and in short timeframes can have challenges, but you must learn to manage this dysfunction as an influential leader.
- You’re engaged/engaging. Sounds simple but in my years of experience, it’s often misunderstood. It’s more than simply answering questions or barking directions…it’s doing it all with a listening ear, a kind heart, being humble, and treating everyone with respect and dignity. Actively and genuinely interacting with your team makes your more personable, shows you care, and reciprocates trust.
- You’re prepared. No matter how you slice it, it’s always evident when you’re prepared. After all, you should always meet with a clear purpose because you respect both your time and the time of the other person(s). This will increase your credibility as a leader.
Going hand in hand, self-awareness is often overlooked.
The key is figuring out what their value (knowledge) is and then teaching it to others.
Run hard with the things that you’re good at and hire someone else to take care of the things you struggle with. That will save you a lot of time and frustration.
Being self-aware with the ability to delegate effectively highlights your leadership skills.
Your business depends on it.
If you’re struggling, there’s a workaround…one that will change your life.
Or if you’d rather waste time and squander your money and efforts, that’s your call.
I reckon it will transform your venture.
Does for everyone else…well at least those willing to put in the work and effort.
– Philip Douthett