It’s funny when you start your own business how little you actually know. Often is the case that we have been working for someone else and decide that we can do it better. So we pack up our stuff and head off to the big bad world of self-employment.
You start to work out very quickly that without a title or the safety of a manager, or boss, you are alone. Everything that happens or doesn’t happen in your business is up to you. For some people that can be the scariest moment of their lives. The fact that everything is resting on your shoulders can be very overwhelming.
The best way to get over that fear is to face it head on. You have to understand yourself well enough to know how to manage your own fear. If you can’t do that then you need to run to find yourself and awesome performance Psychologist, who can help you.
The first step is to take personal responsibility for every action you take. The sooner you learn to be responsible for your own actions the sooner you will start to see better results in your business.
Being in small business means you have to be willing to take on the role of leadership. The first person you need to lead, is yourself. If you won’t follow you, who will?
Self-leadership should be the goal for every small business owner. If you can’t take on the role of being the leader in your business, you are going to find it very difficult to be successful. Being the leader means being responsible for everything that is happening in your business. If it’s not happening for you, that is your responsibility to fix it.
Once you understand that you are alone you have no choice but to assume the role of self-leadership. Once you can manage that, your business will become more successful.