.Have you ever heard yourself say, “This is my business; I’ll do whatever I want with it”? Getting rid of this attitude is the first step to changing your business for the better.
You do not need arrogance, defensiveness, or a desperate need for approval in your quest for entrepreneurial success, as these behaviors can only shut down dialogue, opportunities and decisions. You may be brilliant, but you need to realize that you do not know everything; in fact, no one does. Hence, you may need collaboration and inputs from other people, which you can only maximize if you set your ego aside.
According to the article “How Your Attitude Affects Your Business,”, the “This is my business; I’ll do what I want to do with it” attitude can adversely affect your business:
This is the anti-customer thinking that should be purged from the minds of every entrepreneur. You put your needs first instead of finding out what your customers want. You operate your business in a way that is convenient for you. Sure, you are the lord and master of your own business. After all, this business started with your blood, sweat and tears.
However, your business is not about your ego. Customers do not patronize your business to pay homage to you and what you have produced and accomplished. Rather, they buy your products or service because you provide for their needs.