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  • Writer's pictureChristopher McHale

You are your business

Every small business works the same way.

The character of the business, how the business goes about the business, is a top down situation.

It's the biggest insight you can get into the workings of a business. How the C-suite leads their lives. How they talk.

A business that's rough to work in will be run by rough-edged leaders.

A business that's weak will be run by unfocused leaders. The lack of focus isn't just about their business, it's about their life too.

And it's basic stuff.

If a leader has a chip on their shoulder, the business will have a chip on its shoulder. If a leader is caught in some kind of self-esteem crisis, the business will lack confidence throughout its ranks. If a leader is bright, supportive and hard working, the business will be that way too.

So be the person you want your business to be. Shape your values. Live by your principles. Hire people who reflect your character.

It's the easiest way past the greatest trap every small business owner can step into--building a business you don't want to work at.

That's the #1 reason small business owners give for selling their business. It's out grown them,

But I don't think that what it is. I think they were careless in how they built the business, acted like the business was not. a part of them and it got to the point where they no longer fit in their own business!

There's no need to reach that point. Work on yourself, always, and use those insights to build your business vision. It will work, because your business will end up infused with a unique authenticity. And that's gold for any business.



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