Dealing With Your Weaknesses as a Business Owner

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Every entrepreneur believes that they will be the one to break the mold: they will be a keep an eye on the finances, be a great boss, create a positive environment, never have to worry about staff turnover, and make the right decision at every point.

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No entrepreneur enters their business endeavors with the belief that they’ll be one of the many, many entrepreneurs that fail— yet so many entrepreneurs do have to deal with failure. There’s clearly a disconnect occurring between what people think they should be as a business owner, and what they actually are. This demonstrates that entrepreneurship is a process of learning, just like any other endeavor; and one of the most important aspects you will have to learn is how to manage yourself.

When it comes to getting the most out of your business, you therefore need to ensure that you get the most out of your working patterns and attitudes. To do this, there are a few eternal truths that you need to keep in mind…

“Losing my temper solves nothing.”

It’s simple, but so many entrepreneurs lose sight of this basic fact. While there will be times in your business where you feel annoyed and irritated, venting these frustrations in the form of anger is not actually going to fix anything. In fact, anger has the potential to make an already bad situation even worse, so constantly remind yourself to deal with issues proactively rather than losing your temper.

“I don’t have to know everything.”

Entrepreneurs would do well to remember that they aren’t expected to know everything; lack of knowledge isn’t a weakness, it’s a sign that you’re a human being. A successful entrepreneur knows what they don’t know, and is willing to ensure they hire or outsource to meet their own knowledge gap. You’ll find that none of the truly successful business names of our time have felt the need to do it all themselves – crucially, they hire the right people.

“I can’t see into the future.”

Have you ever made a business decision that didn’t work out as you hoped? The answer is usually “yes”, and that’s okay— not every decision is a great one. However, it’s important to remember that you can’t read into the future, and what looks like a good approach today might look very different tomorrow. All you can do is focus on what you can control by analyzing market trends, learning to hire the right people, making the decision to proactively manage your technology requirements, and reacting to previous misfortunes in the most positive way possible. Anything more than these fundamentals requires clairvoyance, which is always going to be difficult to obtain.

In conclusion

As tough as it may be, navigating your business with the above points in mind regarding your own performance is arguably the single most important business skill you have to master. By keeping yourself focused on the base realities as outlined above, you can venture forth into your business with a clear mind.

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Ryan Kh is a big data and analytic expert, marketing digital products on Amazon's Envato. He is not just passionate about latest buzz and tech stuff but in fact he's totally into it. Follow Ryan’s daily posts on Catalyst For Business.