Wednesday 27 February 2013

Gaining control of your business- gaining control of self esteem

You made it!!!!
Fantastic!! Your dreams came true and that inner confidence you gained has given you enough adrenalin to get your business off the ground. Those sleepless nights of crazy ideas and jotting things down
* Asking friends for help
* Finding creative ways of getting help with minimal cost
* Driving round half asleep
* Getting some press coverage
* Painting and decorating (you thought you were a hairdresser?)
And your business is open!!
Woo hoo - congratulations!
Now what?  You have hired the best staff in the business and you have found they know LOTS about thier craft or skill.  Exactly what you wanted! Brilliant.
Problem is, some of the staff may be more skilled than you, some may be older than you, some may sell more products than you.
This, little by little, wears away at your self esteem.  You feel like you lost control. Oh no, how did that happen? What happened to the drive, passion and ambition?  Let me tell you, it's still there and you still have it in you to be the LEADER you dreamed of being.  You can do this but how?
Decide exactly what it is that makes you feel you have a low self esteem.  Do your staff listen to you?  Do they respect you?  Are you behaving like a leader?
Maybe the problem just lies within you.  Maybe you are questioning yourself.  Are you good enough?
Of course you are good enough.  How you turn it around is a question you can answer within yourself but you need some help sometimes to realise this.  If you walk around like a victim about to be picked over by the vultures who are your staff then guess what? .... they are going to do exactly what you think they will.  The BEST way forward is to physically begin by walking tall,  by COMMANDING respect from the staff,  by being a LEADER.
Find the answer within yourself and decide what is keeping you low, then go ahead and turn it around.
If you feel you would like some further direction on this or need to talk things over with someone who can listen knowingly (I've seen it all from previous clients) then go ahead and ask me for some help.
Much love

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