Most business problems have nothing to do with business. Most leadership problems have a little to do with leadership.
Most of these challenges stem from personal flaws.
In other words, the greatest benefit you can give to your business is to grow yourself. To round out your rough edges.
The bad habits and poor behavior that strangle your personal ambitions are the exact same vices that end up derailing your business goals.
It’s not good enough to put on an act. It doesn’t work.
You can’t pretend long enough to be successful being something that you’re not. Eventually, your true nature comes out. Those flaws cripple you.
- Get in shape physically. It will help you get your business plan in shape financially.
- Take responsibility for your actions. It will show your employees that you expect the exact same from them.
- Do the hard things that scare you. You’ll end up leading an inspired business along the way.
Remember, if you’re not growing, you’re slowing.
The bad habits you tolerate today are they same things you’ll be whining about later that come out of nowhere to throw your business into turmoil.
It didn’t come out of “nowhere.” It was inside you the whole time. Festering. Growing. Building into the problem that it appears to be right now.
So suck it up and stop whining. Take responsibility for your actions and attitudes. And just be a better you.