A business owner I know was having a down week. Nothing had gone terribly wrong, but a higher-than-usual number of fires had crept up.
And then she got a call from an employee…
That employee was having a down week and was reaching out to her boss for support. The business owner gave her what she thought was encouragement, guidance, and compassion.
However, after the call, she was even more drained.
As the owner of a business, you do not have a boss. Most of the time, that is exactly what we want. We relish the freedom of being our own boss. But who do we turn to when we need support? Yes, your community can be there for a listening ear or crying shoulder but they cannot step in and do your work for you. Everything rests on you, your energy, your drive, and your motivation.