Fear of disappointing others as a leader in your business
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.
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.
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.
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!