Most of my readers are entrepreneurs and small business owners, so they would be surprised at the premise in the title of this week’s article.
Are you an entrepreneur – a small business owner – or are you actually a hard-working employee – for yourself?
A lot of my readers won’t want to hear this, but you must.
Successful entrepreneurs are driven. But then successful hard-working employees are also driven. But what drives them are two different things. A hard-working employee is driven to be good at their job. They take pride in a job well done. They work hard to make sure it is done well. When their entrepreneur bosses push these successful employees the reaction is often anger and frustration.
Successful employees deeply believe that they are doing their best and working hard. They are – but in their jobs. In their job description, within the parameters, working hard at the procedure or in the technology, putting in the hours…as an employee.