“Trust in the Lord with all thy heart…”
Being a boss can take both an emotional and psychological toll on you if you were not well-trained for the experience. However, I believe that, no matter the training or one’s educational qualification, it is truly experience in the the field that equips you for the the role.
I don’t know how long you may have been a boss… may be you are even aspiring or working towards becoming one – so long as you are in ‘boss’ thought line, you need basic knowledge to stay afloat when the storms come raging.
I’m sharing some
1. Not Everyone Will Be In Your Cheerleading Team!
This so true: By cheerleading, I mean, not everyone will love you, especially for the fact that you are successful, you are the boss, you have something they are still dreaming of, etc., whatever their reasons are. It will shock you to also know that some people will dislike you for nothing… for just being you. Learning this lesson early on will really make your life easy on the long run.
2. You Can’t Please Everyone.
Severally I’ve heard people say that, “people who keep trying to please everyone, will end up unhappy.” I can’t agree more. It is sooooooooo wrong, unwise and naive to think that you have the capacity to make everyone happy with your ideology, policies and choices. Using clients as a case study, not everyone will agree that your service/product is worth the amount of money you charge for it, that your goods are any different from the thousand and one in the market, that the increase in the cost of your good/service is necessary (even with the changes in the economy), etc.
It is in your power to put your foot down as regards whatever changes you make concerning your business. You know how much money, time, planning and manpower that is invested to get the final product, hence, you shouldn’t shoot yourself in the leg (i.e. lose out) because you want your customers to be happy.
3. You Win Some: You Lose Some.
This has been the most difficult lesson for me to learn. I run a school that profits are determined annually by the number of enrollments you have at the beginning of each school year: and this year, more than in the past two years, I have lost more clients more than ever. I let it get to me, and I notice that my hubby and staff suffer the frustration I felt. However, after constant pondering and counseling by my hubby, I am learning to accept losses as much as I accept profit. I learn to look at the bright side of every loss. I learn to SIT BACK, THINK & RE-STRATEGIZE on how to avoid more losses in the future.
4. Always Remember That Rome Was Not Built In A Day.
Just like my natural hair bloggers will remind us aspirants… GIVE IT TIME! A lot of time, we forget that it takes time to build a brand. Whatever business sectors you found yourself in; remember ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day!’ ‘A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES, BEGIN WITH A STEP.’ So be strong and courageous. Learn from your mistakes. Stand again when you fall. Be bold, confront your challenges and keep striving! You will get there.
5. Your Competitors Should Be A Challenge To You, Not A Threat.
Ever been in a street where everyone is running the same business? There is something common that unifies them, despite their diversities, THEY ALL HAVE CUSTOMERS!
You need to stop worrying about your competitors. You need to stop having sleepless nights and more so, talking them down just to poach their clients. “It’s a game/war.” You’d say, but I don’t believe in that. What do you do then?
I say STAND OUT!
THINK outside the box!
Be the YARDSTICK for the best.
Let your competitors motivate you to go the extra mile. Let them be the reason you leave your comfort zone.
6. Believe In Yourself, But Trust Only In God!
Do you agree that sometimes, you can’t even trust yourself? Have you ever done something, and thought, “I can’t believe I did this.” That is the reason why you can only trust in God. I can’t even begin to mention how much I have been constantly let down by people I thought I could count on…
However, you need to believe in the gift of God in you, your potentials. You need to aim High and have a workable plan to achieve it.
Work with people, but put God in charge! Let him be the Captain on your ship!
I hope you have learnt one or two lessons from this post.
I’m wearing: M&S Tailored Woman, Lovecat sling bag, Adidas wrist watch and Atmosphere shoe.
I would love to know what lessons you learnt this year as regards work or business. Kindly share your experience in the comments section.
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