Let’s be honest, being kept awake at night isn’t much fun, yet so many business owners/leaders fall in the habit of accepting this is simply part of the job.
It can be a conversation had in your day that simply ruffles your feathers, it can be the attitude of any one individual in a meeting that questions your ability to deliver on the job, it can be the sheer responsibility of others and knowing your family stability and theirs depends on you, it can be the regular frustrations that those around you simply don’t see what you see for the future, it can be the thought of a public speaking commitment on the horizon, it can be the market is changing and your business is not equipped, it can be quite simply you don’t have all the answers.
It is time to stop the suffering smile and speak up.
The days of being alone at the top are no longer acceptable, it can no longer be part of the job, it is time we as business leaders embrace the realities of business life and recognise the importance of being transparent and realise that it is this honesty and realism today’s generation is looking for and the world around us now respects and admires; yet for so long we have feared to be open due to a long-standing perception that not knowing, asking for help, is a weakness.
I ask you this. The hours you spend awake at night, glued to your mobile at weekends and evenings, chewing over thoughts and worries of your working life whilst your family and friends enjoy their time together, think of this invaluable time lost…
What if sitting in a room once a month for a few hours could take away all this tension? Can you brave this change?
With a small group of like-minded business owners who like you face the same trials and tribulations of business life and to whom you have the opportunity to share the day to day concerns of business life in a safe and honest environment; you will receive the invaluable support so often sought at home, that essential sounding board, the acknowledgement and understanding all business owners need to remain strong and ultimately remove the sleepless nights.… Are you ready to take back control of your lifestyle, the lifestyle you set out to achieve, the balance you sought when you took on this leadership role?
Break the mould! You and your business depend on it.
RTC North is delivering Scaleup North East in conjunction with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The programme is aimed at supporting North East-based businesses that can demonstrate both the hunger and the potential to achieve high levels of growth.
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