Entrepreneurs have some fabulous qualities, which at the same time can be very frustrating for them. This is because the natural quality of an entrepreneur is to have many exciting and new projects on the go at the one time, with not enough hours in the day to complete them all.
I remember observing myself in my previous business as I bounced all over the place with great ideas and projects, always feeling very frustrated about not accomplishing all of them. The truth be known, I was living with a false sense of productivity, taking loads of actions with the results not matching.
This continually left me feeling exhausted, yet because of my entrepreneurial spirit being so strong with a clear vision, I kept pushing forward running on adrenaline. Before I knew it, I would find myself in the same exhausted and frustrating position all over again.
Can you relate to this?
One of the other things I noticed was that I took loads of action, and now realise that I was in reactive mode for much of the time. Always focussed on achieving my vision and goals, with the laser focus being on the end result.
Certainly achieved a lot during that time, yet was I really achieving what I set out to? Was I living a fulfilling life with a purposeful business? Did I have connected relationships? Was I really having fun? Did I have a balance? I said I was, yet I knew I had disconnected with my only focus being on the bigger picture.
Now I am certainly a bigger picture kind of gal, yet when it came with a cost of my health suffering, my marriage breakdown and my business not working like it use to; I was forced to take a good look and make some immediate changes.
I then went on a mission to get to know the difference between the qualities of an entrepreneur and what it truly meant to become a successful business leader. The final result was, I decided to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive, whilst practicing the new actions and beliefs as a successful business leader.
I certainly know what I prefer now after transforming my professional and personal life for the better.
Are you an entrepreneur wanting to make the shift to succeed as a successful business leader?
If so, take a look at the assessment form below and develop ways you can start to transform your entrepreneurial qualities as a successful business leader with presence.
Creative with many ideas
Works on adrenaline
Continuously starts new projects
Reactive mode with frustration
Urgency in making money
Winning v’s Losing Emotions
Survival mode through problems
Lots of shoulds
Attached to results
Successful Business Leader
Chooses to work with 3 major projects
Self-leadership with no adrenaline
Creates a break between projects
Sets high standards and strong boundaries
Enjoys making money with ease
Win/Win customer focus
Integrity based on needs
Enjoys the journey and has fun
What shift are you ready to make?
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