Raise your hand if you’re a serial entrepreneur. Ok, now raise your hand if you’ve gone into business with family or friends and things fizzled as quickly as they started… I’ve experienced both ends of the spectrum and you know what… it was all a learning experience. It isn’t always about who’s right or wrong when you disagree, it’s about what is best for the business. There will be times that you don’t get your way and you have to be willing to compromise for the greater good of your organization. One of the greatest characteristics you can bring into any relationship is to have integrity and be honest. If you’re not happy with the direction your business is going, share your thoughts! You may be surprised at how it is received. Don’t just assume you know how your partner will react, you may find yourself surprised by their response. Be fair and give them the opportunity to provide their feedback.
I know it can be difficult not to be emotional about something that you’re so passionate about, but there will be times that you have to get out of your feelings (shout out to Drake : – ) and put your business hat on. Think Mogul… Think Game Changer… We can all agree that the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world faced many obstacles to get to where they are today. There were people that they had to cut out of their circle, they had to shut down the naysayers and even do some self-evaluations. All the while building generational wealth for the ones they love. Remember, you can’t expect the blind to proofread your vision!!! Boss Up on ’em and stand boldly in your truth and remain focused on the “why” behind your business in the first place.