Do you work for the business or with the business?
An article in Accounting Web (they always give me food for thought so expect more of these in times to come I would say now!) got me thinking about this one. The article link is here https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/community/blogs/andyshambrookgmailcom/finance-myths-stop-challenging-start-coaching
My ethos has been over these years of having my own business has been that I no longer work for a business I work with a business. Does it really matter though? For me, it meant a lot. I love being able to work with small business owners, getting to know their businesses and slowly but surely becoming a necessary and (I hope!) loved part of their team. Far too many times I know I refer to what we are doing as “we” and not “you“. I feel part of them and their development and I know that my input has value to their working practices as I am useless at being told to do something in the way they think it should be done. If I already know it cannot be done that way, it is time for guidance down safer routes. It is my passion so … what do you do … work for the business or with the business?