It’s OK to admit you’re not a business owner. In fact, you never have to be one if you don’t want to. Especially if you feel overwhelmed by it all. Because that can make you feel like you can’t keep up. With all the new skills or new apps or devices. And other tools to help you organize and delegate. And that can put you in a position where you look for someone to follow and mimic.
I saw a list for the qualities of an effective leader. Here’s that list in no particular order:
- Focus on your business goals so you make decisions on purpose
- Communicate, respectfully, with your staff and clients
- Be an inspiration to your employees and community
- Think like a consumer and a leader
- Lead your people
So, if you’re a business owner, you’re a leader.
Or you certainly should be.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bother getting a mentor or a business coach. I’d be “shooting myself in the foot” to say that since I’m a business coach. But notice I said “a mentor” and “a coach.” Not a bunch of ’em.
Because if you follow a bunch of mentors and coaches, you basically chase your own tail, so to speak. And a business owner should lead. Not follow. And plan. Not chase.
Here’s something else I’ve said before. “It takes business owners AND employees to run a successful business.” But you’ve gotta decide which one you are. Before you waste too much time. Because if you’re gonna be the leader, you focus on your core skills. And use all the extra time you’ll have, thanks to your focus, to organize and delegate that other day-to-day work to someone else.
Sure, that means you gotta give up at least some control. But only because you’re still in charge and under control. With a system you can depend on to help you automate, delegate, and even resuscitate your passion.
Someone once said, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”
And that makes the key point. As a business owner, you gotta decide. Because you can’t effectively lead AND follow AND get out of the way.
My RondaReady System can help you lead in a way others will want to follow. And everybody else will just have to get out of the way. Because you’ll be going somewhere faster. If that sounds appealing to you, click or tap on that first link below. If you’re still undecided, click or tap on the second link so we can stay in touch.