It’s lonely at the top. You can’t shake your responsibilities, not can you express your frustrations without taking them out on others. But you’re really not alone when you remember to rise above the pettiness and look at the lessons the path is trying to teach you. Stop being the punching bag for everyone else and say enough. You’re the boss. So take control, make the tough decisions and solve the problems instead of only talking about them and pushing them farther out in hopes of having them resolved for you. They won’t be.
Whither you’re the boss in business, in the household or just your own path, you don’t have to be anyone’s scape goat or punching bag unless you want to be. So if you don’t want to be, you’re the only one who can stop it.
Being the boss means taking responsibility for the direction of your life. Don’t just talk about what changes you’re going to make. Work to make those changes a reality. Yes it takes effort, yes it takes time, yes it will take confrontation and putting your foot down. But you’re the boss. Remember that and you will empower your position and your confidence to make it happen.
You don’t have to be mean (though that might be needed with some). So remember you’ll catch more bees with honey than vinegar. You don’t have to be vindictive. There’s a difference between needing someone’s assistance and ensuring your business runs smooth and efficiently. Don’t fire the one you need. But you don’t have to keep the one costing you business either.
Stay calm, get focused and put your ideas into action. Walk your talk!
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