Would You Hire Yourself? | Action Academy

As far as self confidence goes, this is about the most important question to ask yourself when thinking about starting a new business. If you are the kind of person who puts exceptional effort into everything you do, no matter what it’s for or who it benefits then the answer is most likely yes.

When you think about your future in business what do you envisage your staff to be like? Are they lazy? Do they take thirty-minute coffee breaks? Do they ask for extensions on projects because they haven’t completed them on time? Of course not! Your future staff will be empowered and full of life. They will be heavily invested in your company’s goal and work hard to achieve it. What sort of leader would you be if you accepted anything less than the best?

“Employees thrive on excellent leadership”

Your attitude to work, whatever it is and whoever it is for can set the tone for your future business and employees. If your attitude to work reflects laziness, minimalistic efforts and a no-can-do approach to anything above and beyond what you ‘signed up for’ then you wont be able to uphold yourself as a good, strong leader in business. Employees thrive on excellent leadership, and excellent leadership can be as simple as recognising, appreciating and rewarding hard work.

A motivated staff needs to be rewarded and celebrated constantly to remind them how valuable they are to the company. A successful business venture can be boiled down to having a great team fuelling the fire; hard working, passionate and determined teams of people will be the lifeblood of your company and the reason your customers return again and again. Staff parties, weekly awards, halls of fame and the like are great ways to show people they matter.

“Use it not only as a cash flow solution, but as a tool to train yourself.”

Building a business is scary and exciting all at the same time. During the first few years of the start-up it is essential to surround yourself with brilliant people who will help your business flourish.  These people can be hard to come by if you don’t know what to look for, however if you have worked hard in the past, achieved goals and surpassed others in your career then you will recognise the desirable traits in people needed to build a successful team to help run, grow and succeed your business.

If you are one of the many entrepreneurs still working a full-time job, use it not only as a cash flow solution, but as a tool to train yourself to be the best employee in the company. Two benefits will arise from this:

You will encapsulate the mindset of a motivated, passionate and valued employee.

You will understand what it takes and how to find it within people when you are in charge.

The company will always have a place for you, should you need to return in the future.

Never, ever burn a bridge. You never know when you'll need it to reach your goals are in the future.

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