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If you want to be an entrepreneur, but you have it in your head that you’re not going to have to do any real work, think again! Getting your hands dirty as an entrepreneur is actually very important. In this post, I’m going to discuss why it’s so important and some of the things you can do to make sure you’re getting it right!
You need to show your employees how the vision you have for your business relates to their everyday tasks. If you can make examples with real tasks that they have to do, that’s even better. How will your employees relate to you and your vision if they know you’ve never gotten your hands dirty?
By giving hands on assistance to your employees, you’ll encourage genuine interaction with them. This helps to build stronger relationships overall. Nurture your business relationships by helping out and going above and beyond where possible. It’ll do you and your business the world of good. If you don’t know why you should bother building stronger relationships with your employees – now’s the time to find out!
Don’t expect to be a boss that sits behind a big desk all day in a comfy chair. Do you really want to start a business and become somebody like that? Why wouldn’t you want to have a better role in your business? Throw on your comfortable work shoes and get stuck in in some way! You don’t have to do everything – a good boss always delegates and outsources. However, you should still do what you’re good at, and the things you enjoy. You started the business for a reason, after all.
The second you create something as an entrepreneur, you get your hands dirty. Search for gaps in the market and problems you can solve. Then it’s up to you to build the right team, create the product, and start selling it right away.
It isn’t unheard of for some entrepreneurs and business owners to really get their hands dirty once in a while, taking on the tough and sometimes dirty jobs of their employees, and then chatting with them about how they think the process can be improved. You can’t argue with their logic if you’ve actually done the job alongside them! The key to getting your hands dirty is not acting superior, and dressing like a real person. Yes, you want to dress for the job, but you certainly don’t want to dress in a way that alienates you from the people that are supposed to be able to talk to you.
Getting your hands dirty as an entrepreneur is super important. Not just when your business is in the startup stages, but when it’s fully established. Make sure you still get stuck in alongside your employees. They’ll respect you a whole lot more, and you’ll likely build a great reputation!