Big secret – here's why you might ask permission to run your business
This may sound harsh, but I'm going to be blunt. I see way too many women entrepreneurs who think they have to pass everything by their partner before they make a decision in their business. This happens for two reasons.
- These women have not stepped into their own power as the CEO of their business. Instead they are stuck in wanting to please their husband, so they continue to ask permission to spend money or take an action on their own accord.
- Unconsciously or not, these women don't want to take full responsibility for their decisions, and so by continuing to ask permission for expenditures or travel they “share the blame” if the business falls flat.
Either way, this “asking permission” behavior points out the lack of a business owner mindset. In this video I share a quick story about one hard-working business owner and why she is stuck in too much work for not enough money. Take a look.
We all have instances when we want reassurance, but asking for reassurance is different from asking for permission. And most usually, bouncing your idea or asking for feedback is better served by talking with other entrepreneurs in your industry, or someone who is experienced in business strategies.
Business owners typically have a good gut feel for their business, but often we are taught not to trust our gut reaction. Even the most successful, billionaire entrepreneurs I know who mentor me tell me straight out that they run their numbers but in the end they always trust their gut. I can promise you they do not ask permission to run their business, they step up to their decisions and their responsibility.
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