When you work for someone else you have a boss. A person that you report to. An individual that holds you accountable for the expectations that have been set. When you are an entrepreneur you work for yourself. And let’s face it, holding yourself accountable for the expectations and goals that you set isn’t always as straightforward as it sounds. And in some cases, it can be very difficult.
Someone once said to me, “You need to see the goals and tasks you have for your own company with the same importance as you do for those you have for your clients. And you should work to make your boss (yourself) look good. Just like you have for all your previous bosses.” Wow, right? That’s some powerful stuff to think about as an entrepreneur.
But like we said this is not as easy as it sounds. Many of us need a third party. Someone that won’t except our “I’m too busy to get that done” excuses. Someone who we can share our goals and milestones with who will take an interest in them and our success. To some this person ends up being a coach we hire. To others it is a spouse or partner. And for some it is a close friend or fellow entrepreneur. No matter who you pick there are a few things you should keep in mind.
By: Amy Matthews, CEO, AMI LC
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