In some of my recent posts, I emphasized the point that you should consider how your business will affect your lifestyle. Starting your own business and handling it yourself is very much different from working for another person. Even if you have a management position in a company and you have a lot of responsibility, that is nothing compared to actually owning a business and running it yourself. The responsibility that comes with it is increased a hundredfold.
One way to make it easier for you to efficiently operate your own business and nurture your personal life is to shape your business to conform to your lifestyle right at the outset. This includes taking your personality into consideration. According to Rob Spiegel, your personality actually shapes how you conduct your business:
Launching a company is a very personal act. If your start-up is successful, it succeeds because it takes on the contours of your personality. The personal qualities you develop to get the company off the ground are more important than the experience you gained before launching. Your success depend less on what you know than it does on what youâ€™re willing to try, what unsuccessful habits youâ€™re willing to discard, and what lengths youâ€™re willing to go to in order to learn what it takes to make the enterprise run right. Your business has to reflect the strengths of your personality and abilities.
As such, you should take the time to reflect on how you want to go about starting a business. Do not rush the process. More so, when others tell you how to go about it, you should consider their advice BUT at the same time consider your own input as well.
Common sense, yes?
Originally posted on July 4, 2011 @ 8:16 am