Fear of disappointing others as a leader in your business

by | Nov 25, 2019 | Business-Building Resources, Podcasts

Growing up, my dad always said that he couldn’t watch a TV show or movie with me because I’d ask a million questions. When I got married, Dad said to my husband Scott, “If you ever want to watch a show in peace, good luck with that!”

Just the other day, Scott and I were watching a limited series on Netflix called “The Spy” and I kept asking a million questions about what Scott thought would happen next because I am the WORST with suspense. And Scott finally told me I could not ask ONE more question during the entire show. It was hard for me, but I did it.

It was hard because my brain is always going…

Here’s something random that I was thinking about the other day…something that came up when I was thinking about what it means to be a leader, whether a leader in an industry or as a leader your own business.

Disappointing people.

One of the biggest worries of anyone – but especially leaders – is that you’ll disappoint people. 

By saying “no” to a request from a client or team member, you worry you’ll hurt your reputation or your relationships.

By making decisions that people don’t like, you wonder if you’ll lose your clients or your income.

I recorded a podcast episode about it because this is such a common concern that holds people back from getting bigger because they worry about making decisions that will upset people.

Listen to the Legally Enlightened Podcast Episode 93 on iTunes here to learn what it means to “wear the crown” as a leader of your company and make difficult decisions.

I also shared a personal story about my own struggle when I made an unpopular decision as a leader and disappointed people – and how I handled it.

Don’t have iTunes? Listen on my website here.


In this episode, I share:

  • What it means to stand as a leader in your business
  • Why it’s important to learn when to say “yes” and when to say “no” as a leader
  • My first public experience saying “no”  and how I handled the negative ramifications
  • Why being a leader involves holding boundaries and making courageous decisions
  • Why I align leadership with the crown chakra

Here’s to showing up as a leader and “wearing the crown” in your business…even when it’s hard!