One of the main drawbacks of being an entrepreneur is that every decision is on you. You are responsible for your success and you are responsible for your failure. No pressure, right? It is evident in my point of view that this is cause for stress in most of us, including me. Whether you accept it or not, when you work for a company, whether it is small or large, you can rely on someone else setting the strategy and taking charge of the decisions at some point in time. Maybe you decide 95% of the time, but that 5% may be the most critical decisions of all and someone has to carry them.
Needless to say, but I will, it also has its risks. You make a wrong decision or a good decision which leads to a bad result, you have only yourself to blame. We call it independence and we value it wholly. It is your right to make your choices on how you will run your business and it is your prerogative on what you you choose to do and how to approach it. Nobody can force you to do anything you do not want to do, unless you believe it is good for your future. If you do not perceive it to bring benefit to your overall plan, even if it brings you income, then the best thing is to be honest and decline.
Sometimes your decisions, even if you really want to make them, walk on the narrow line of ethical ambiguity. You want to make sure that you decide and take into account all factors and relationships and make sure that even if the pot of gold is in front of you, you are careful not to stir it with the wrong spoon. Respect your principals and be honest with your customers, even if it means walking away from good business.
That was this week’s dilemma, let’s see how it turn out in the long run.
Keep Calm and Stay Humble…