What doubts or flaws do you feel will hold you back? I think a lot of newer business owners battle with this and a discussion on it might help everyone dealing with it.
Alot holds me back and i have alot of doubts on myself and my work, im not the most confident of people.
I tend to overthink alot and it frustrates me to the point where i lose confidence.
I doubt often that my company will really take off. Mainly because once it gets going something intervenes to ruin it for me. Even if i have no control over it i still tend to blame myself for it. I have many flaws that the list could go on and on but related to the business id say my top 3 are: Making Decisions
i cant make decisions for the company, it has gotten easier and i think i have a good way to view things. Plus everyone here helps when i cant seem to choose. Im afraid one thing i do will send me down the drain.
my second flaw would be saving money:
ever since i was a kid i couldnt save my money for what i wanted. I always had to go out and buy the new toy instead of getting the one i wanted for a year. Its the same today. Im a little better with the companies money than my own but i could still improve. I think a list of things i need before i spend it on advertising, minor equipment etc will help alot.
sales kill me. like the overstock sale at 696 signs where i bought my car decals. I could have refrained from that but i had to get it. Its a good thing he did a good job and i dont regret it or id hate myself for it
my third flaw would be trust
i trust people too well and i let them off too easy
if im going to run a business i need to crackdown on this
i started with a partner that didnt work much and wanted more and i encouraged him to stay until i realized that i couldnt run a company with him.
Ive hired several friends and when they don't do a good job i let it go and fix it myself. Im too nice a guy i suppose
i plan on changing that as well
So my main goals for the new season next year are too:
Save my Money for the mower, trimmer, and blower.
Make better company decisions including who i hire to work.
Be more confident. If i tell myself i can do something it will work.