I still have a smile on my face and a skip in my step. Why, you may wonder? Well, the other day I was publicly acknowledged for a job well done. I can honestly say it felt fabulous and yes, it does give one that little extra boost to keep moving forward. I acknowledge that as a business owner we do what we do because we love what we do, not just for the external gratification and accolades we receive from others. However, I do know that it doesn’t matter who you are, every single one of us appreciates being told, “Job well done!”
When I look around me at fellow business owners I often witness them being their hardest task masters and their biggest critics. I wouldn’t discredit the fact that there is probably a lot of negative talk going on in their heads than just positive self-assurance. Unfortunately this is pretty common behaviour when owning your own business. We don’t stop enough to smell the roses and acknowledge our own performance.
So, if we aren’t acknowledging our own performance, who else are we not acknowledging? Look around