The Worst Boss Ever

Hi, everybody. Cheryl Knowlton here with today’s dynamic and dynamite tip of the day.

A few weeks ago, I had dinner with two very, very good friends who were actually my best friends in junior high. And it’s been a little minute since we were in junior high. We had a lot of ground to cover, and a lot to catch up on in the time that we had seen each other. Which has been, actually, several decades, even though we’re all friends on Facebook. So we’re sitting there at Tsunami, having this amazing sushi dinner, catching up and trying to share all this wonderful stuff with each other, and I said to them, I have the worst boss in the history of ever.

Are you your own worst boss?

And they both looked at me and they were obviously registering shock on their faces, kind of sat back a little bit like I was looking for sympathy or something. And I didn’t realize they didn’t realize, because it had been so long since we had seen each other. I said, “I am my own boss. I started my own company a year ago.” And all of a sudden, that was the funniest thing in the history of ever. Haha hahaha.

But it got me thinking, especially as I am putting the finishing touches on my book, Burn the Hamster Wheel, most of us … many of us, got into the real estate industry so that we could be our own boss. Truth bomb, question time, how’s that working out for you? Are you the worst boss you’ve ever had? Do you either not require enough of yourself every day, or are you like me, and you require so much of yourself and you forget to celebrate those daily and weekly successes? One of my coaching clients has a really, really hard time finding his own personal successes to celebrate every week. And I recognize that in him because I do that to myself.

Recognize your successes

Make certain that you take the time to recognize even the smallest successes, and celebrate the successes that you’re having every day, and every week. Because we build on those successes, and we create the momentum that we want to see in our business. If you are so constantly down on yourself … that’s an amazing book, by the way, is What To Say When You Talk To Yourself by Dr. Shad Helmstetter, oldie but goodie. You cannot get it on Audible, but you can get it on Amazon. What To Say When You Talk To Yourself. If all of our self-talk is so, so negative, you’re not going to see the amazing results you want to see in your personal or your business life.

So, the moral of the story, do not be the worst boss you’ve ever had. Be the best boss you’ve ever had. Recognize your successes, celebrate them, and set reasonable boundaries for your expectations for yourself, and you will win the day.