But you’re biting your tongue…..
These two lines are from the Emeli Sande track – “Read all about it.” Overall the consensus is that this song is about being the real you? What has this got to do with business?
Something that is really important to me is understanding what it MEANS to be a business person and identifying when I need to reassess my goals, vision and priorities. I hope the following helps you whatever stage you are at with business, especially if you feel that something isn’t quite right or where it should be.
So why let your voice be tamed?
Firstly you need to be assertive: Whether starting up, expanding or diversifying, its really important to understand that everyone…. And I mean absolutely everyone will have an opinion. Even those people who have never ever taken the step of owning a business will tell you their experiences. The decision you have to make is 1) who to listen to and 2) Whether you compromise your vision. Ask yourself are you biting your tongue for fear of speaking out for what you know you want? In business you will need to believe in yourself implicitly and sometimes that has to be no matter what anyone thinks.
When did we all get so fearful?
Another question to ask yourself is whether you are fearless enough for your business. Please note this is not a generalisation that you should be a bull in a china shop and know no fear, but more a point that you cannot let fear take you over in business. It’s really important to “hold your ground” in business and not be afraid when the pressures on.
This leads back to my post on instinct. When the chips are down and it seems like there is no way out, remember that you have the answer inside you. The reason you are in the role you are is because you believed in yourself (if you’re employed, someone believed enough in you) that you could handle everything that came your way. Think about everything you have had to deal with so far in life, work and business. You handled it didn’t you? So when something happens, stay calm and think about who can help and support you through. Go with your instincts, they’re rarely wrong.
Finally here’s the track. Click here Grab a cuppa and take a listen. What can you do differently to stay on the right track to realise your life goals and dreams.
Enjoy, and have a lovely week
Richard and the team at Hold Everything