Responsibility! It is the word that was avoided by many people. This word is so important, but also so many times avoided.
What about entrepreneurs?
From my personal experience, I found that around 80% and more entrepreneurs want to avoid their direct responsibility about their own companies. However, the business that they have and manage is an average business.
The rest, between 10% to 20% of entrepreneurs whom I’ve met are responsible and in the same time manage highly successful companies.
Something that makes the difference between average and successful business is the responsibility of an entrepreneur.
What are you thinking about the following statements?
- Customers do not want to buy your products.
- My employees are not so good for my company.
- Competition in the market is very powerful.
- My partners are not so good for my company.
Have you ever said something like these sentences?
If your answer is yes, then you are one of the entrepreneurs who want to avoid personal responsibilities because you want to transfer responsibility on other stakeholder for your company.
If your answer is no, then probably you are a responsible entrepreneur who has highly successful business.
If you want to build a successful business, you must be fully responsible about that. Each business problem is your responsibility.
You cannot say that customers do not want to buy your products or services because they are bad guys. What’s about your market research that you make? How that research told you that customers will like to buy your products or services? Whose fault and responsible now? You or your customers who do not want to buy your products or services?
You cannot say that your employees are not so good and because of that your business suffers. Who has hired them, or decide about their employment? You, as an entrepreneur is responsible to find the best employees for your business. You, as an entrepreneur is responsible about building your business team.
You cannot say that competitors are guilty because of your business failures. Competitors want the same as you. It is a bigger market share and increased sales and profitability. Why they succeed and you are not? Your business success is not their responsibility. It is only yours.