Sure, honesty is the best policy, but when you’re talking about the business you’ve poured your life into, being honest can be tough. It’s hard to look at what you’ve built and acknowledge that some of the things you’ve implemented just aren’t working like they should. However, despite the difficulty, being honest with yourself is the only way to truly improve.
This week’s blog comes to us from Growth Coach M.E. Reich of SRQ in Sarasota, Florida. Reich joined The Growth Coach in early 2014 and, in addition to her coaching experience, has a background in human resources and is accredited through the International Coach Federation. She’s also been a small business owner herself prior to opening The Growth Coach of SRQ. Here’s a blog she posted in early September about dealing with the truth in your business:
Always Deal with the Truth
Ever tell yourself lies about your business and personal life to feel better? Ever ignore or deny reality? Sure you have! Every small business owner and entrepreneur on occasion tells themselves comforting lies and stories to avoid the pain of reality. But be warned, there are real consequences when you turn away from the truth.
For you to achieve your desired personal lifestyle and business vision (ideal future), you must be honest with yourself. More than anything else, a lack of honesty and clarity about your current situation (the good, bad and ugly) will get you in a heap of trouble. Bottom line, you need to be truthful today for a better tomorrow. Conversely, lies and denial today result in trouble tomorrow.
Read the full blog here: http://www.thegrowthcoachsrq.com/blog/always-deal-with-the-truth.