Updated: Sep 22, 2019
In September of 1969 Mama Cass recorded a song entitled "Make Your Own Kinda of Music."
Love the song? Hate the song? That's not important. What's important is the message and the message is Tip #7 in our series of 7 Self Improvement Tips for Small Business Owners.
Trust your instincts.
Trusting your instincts is the most important trait any small business owner can have.
By nature, I am a planner and always work from a plan, but I never hesitate to change course when my inner guidance system tells me to do so. Over the years, I have learned to trust my instinct even if it seems crazy at the time.
Every day a multitude of voices tell you all the things a business person should do to be successful. They constantly tout the best methods you should use to hire staff, to market your products and services, or how you should spend your time and your money.
Some of them are wise, others a waste of air, but if you spend all your energy trying to mimic their efforts your instincts will be neutered.
To grow as a business owner, it is imperative to listen to your gut and do what is right for you and your business.
Trusting your instinct take practice.
Trusting your instincts takes courage.
Trusting your instinct isn't always popular.
Trusting your instinct isn't always easy.
But, trusting your instincts is always the best way.