“Get down off the cross, honey. Someone needs the wood.” - Dolly Parton
Have you ever martyred yourself on the altar of your business?👼
I bet nobody thanked you.
As business owners and founders, we often feel like we need to make all sacrifices to make our business work.
And sure, sometimes sacrifices need to be made. But problems arise when sacrifice becomes the crux of your leadership style.
I define this as when you stop saying ‘no’.
Instead, you agree to that conference call at 11pm. Say yes to that client that can only talk during your Sunday morning family time-slot. Say ‘I’ll squeeze you in’ to your employee who wants a 1-to-1 during your allocated workout time.
What happens to Founder-Martyrs:
So don’t be a martyr. Stick to your boundaries and do what you would say to your friends if they asked you for advice. Respect the fragility of the love you have for your work and nurture it.
Tag any business martyrs you know below 👇
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