Building a business is not that simple. It includes learning strategies, brainstorming about goals, forming visions and finding the right people who will work with full honesty. These are some of the things that you would need to consider at the start of and throughout your business career. This is where passion comes in.
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When you are passionate about what you are doing, you will continue nurturing, even during the challenging times. Let's think of businesses like we think of plants. They need proper care and nourishment in order to grow and bear fruits. Like plants, businesses have the capacity to multiply and they also have roots which are their foundation.
Even with careful planning before starting your business, it is unavoidable that there will be times when things go wrong. There will be problems in operations especially if it is run by a new business owner. And because of this, monitoring feedback on the systems, as well as evaluating the performance of your team are needed.
Being a leader of a company is a complicated situation since you have to hear out issues objectively, and provide feedback. Addressing problems as quickly as possible shows strong leadership and conveys an environment of proactiveness. With the goal of providing the best quality products and services to your clients, when issues arise, it truly becomes a matter of communicating your vision, mission and policy with your team, business partners and clients.
Learning to phrase criticism constructively is also another great leadership quality successful business women work at. Women are adept at sugarcoating bitter truths and during times of constructive criticisms, is a good time to use that womanly trait to your advantage. Way too often delivering negative feedback in business become challenging because they weren't phrased constructively. Instead of sounding critical, make others feel that you are motivating them and challenging them with your feedback. They will respect you and acknowledge your authority more if you do this.
In conclusion, starting a business can present challenges at the beginning. Joining a community of women entrepreneurs to help support your journey can help fast-tract your success. It also helps provide much needed moral support, since most business women work remotely, from home. During challenging times tap into the passion for why you started. Hold a vision of how you are helping to positively impact lives with your business. And just like plants, keep nurturing and watch your business bear the fruits of your labor.
Hi! I'm Michelle Christie your online visibility coach, helping business women maximize and monetize their business through strategic planning and brand positioning to create profits.
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