Taking Ownership is the Only Way to Level Up

Taking Ownership is the Only Way to Level Up

Dustin Lien
August 27, 2017

How often do you catch yourself blaming other people and other circumstances when your business isn’t growing or something goes wrong?

Whether you have employees that work for you or you’re a solopreneur, there’s one theme that stands true:

Everything comes back to you.

I already know this article is going to cause controversy, but it doesn’t make it untrue.

Everything good and everything bad in your business is a direct reflection of your decisions.

Did an employee drop the ball on a major project?

It comes back to you.

Did you accept client work that’s unbearable because the client is a nightmare to work with?

It still comes back to you.

Are you bored of your company, but still have commitments to honor and mouths to feed?

…you guessed it. Back to you.

There’s no coworker to cover your shift when you’re sick, no boss to sign the same paycheck after you half-assed the whole month, and no corporate ladder to climb while you “put in your time.”

Entrepreneurship takes ownership.

It relies on it.

Every morning when you wake up, you have to hold yourself accountable. Nobody is going to set your schedule for you and give you a task list. It’s all up to you.

Taking ownership of every aspect of your business is the only way to level up as a leader, and the only way your business will level up.

Ask yourself today—Do you simply own your business, or do you OWN it?