Insights

Making assumptions about someone is never a good idea, and can lead to a whole heap of unnecessary thoughts and behaviours. When we take the time to invest in meaningful conversations, we are rewarded with a completely fresh perspective and understanding.

Living in inauthentically with ourselves and each other breeds insecurities, resentment and disharmony. And whilst the truth can be both hard to hear and hard to face, it is the fundamental foundation for all healthy relationships – personal and professional.

Humans don’t like living in disharmony or conflict, so we naturally either run from it, avoid it and pretend it isn’t happening. But when you combine feelings or emotions with family and business, it can create a messy picture. This is why humans and our behaviour can be the biggest risk to you and you business.

Being surrounded by people who always say ‘yes’ to you may seem like an idealistic situation to be in, but the reality is the complete opposite. Never being held accountable or being told the truth breeds resentment, disrespect and disloyalty.

For a business to practice safely within the legal parameters, it is required to adhere to a strict criteria of rules and regulations. But, the same due diligence is not always applied to the emotional wellbeing of a business, and inevitably often leaves it wide open to failure.

Benjamin Franklin was a wise man when he said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. It may be an overused phrase, but it is absolutely spot on, because if you haven’t made adequate preparations for journey or goal, you are unlikely to succeed.