Mind Your Own Business


A phrase touted around many a time but a healthy one when it comes to getting ahead in life.

For you as a business owner, mind your own business means to focus on what matters most – you.

If you spend more time worrying about what everyone else is doing you become an expert in everyone else’s success but your own. A probable reason why so many individuals look to consulting as a way of earning a decent crust – a good idea in principle but a short-term view if you don’t get your own business in order first.

It’s very important to be able to know who you are and what your business exists for. If you don’t, neither will your customers and the promise of long-term success begins to unravel at the seams.

Spend less time looking at how the other half lives if you are searching for what drives you. Remember that it is very rare for anyone to say how they are underperforming in the public eye and more common to think everyone is doing wonderfully whilst you may be otherwise.

Reach out to those who you trust around you and get them to reflect back to you who they think you are. Marry it up to your impression of you (or your business) and spot the gap – you may realise that you are underselling yourself simply because you’ve allowed your impression of others to hold you back.

Mind your own business before you mind others’.

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