If you want to be an entrepreneur and not just your own boss, you must take ownership for everything. You’re responsible for absolutely everything.
Many people want to be their own boss, but they also don’t want any responsibility for anything. You deal with a lot of people who say they don’t make as much money as they would like. They have complaints, but they work for themselves, so they don’t take ownership for it.
Then they look for solutions on the outside. Does anything you do come to mind? Often, people will have things go wrong in their business, or it’s not turning out how they like.
It’s so easy to try to blame it on the company that you hired to help you – but if you’re your own boss, you made that decision for one reason or the other. If you don’t feel like your dollars are spent properly and you can’t pay yourself enough, often it’s because you made that decision where those dollars go.
When we’re looking to work with somebody, we always are looking for the admission of whatever is going wrong in your business.
And I don’t mean wildly wrong.
A lot of people come to us because they just want to make slight corrections, but whatever is happening in your business: the good and bad are both ultimately your responsibility.