10 types of people that can destroy your business
If you want to build a successful business, you have to be very careful and cautious with the people you are going to allow it. Find out those avoided, and who will get you a reliable support, it is not easy. However, in practice, by trial and error, you will learn quickly to recognize "their" people and those who are able to destroy your business.
In this post we will talk about 10 types of people (be they partners, employees or clients), from which you need to keep business away.
"Sirens" - those charming people who come into your business, completely distracted from it your attention and bring to naught all the efforts. Many promising projects have been sacrificed to the sirens. They sing sweet songs businessmen about fast enrichment, pushing them to risky and questionable actions, and as a result left with nothing.
"Goats" terribly charismatic, they are many and sensibly talk and create an impression of the lucky people who have everything and always obtained. The problem is that they use their strengths for dishonest and insincere actions. All that they are doing well - it skillfully persuade others not to take those decisions. Pay attention to who and what you advise. Perhaps near you hid "goat".
"Elephant" never forgets anything. These are the people in your business, which will always remind you of your failures and mistakes. Do not let the "elephants" to pull you back into the past. Failures happen at all, especially for entrepreneurs. If you have something does not work, it's not a disaster, but the experience gained. "Elephants" simply prevent you to keep moving forward.
4. The envious
"Envious" always want to be on top, but do not want to do anything to get there. Instead, they wish to make everyone else to push them up, or else gladly will take over their heads. "Envious" did not like and did not count. Do not let them into your business, but this type of use as motivation to work even better and more efficiently.
"Daffodils" - talented people, but too busy with their persona. Especially bad they respond to the work of the team. In addition, they can affect you, are convinced that the status of "prominent businessman" is much more important than reputation. It is a bad idea. When launching and running a business is better to be transparent and honest. For a start, such as "Daffodils" is simply disastrous.
6. The Contender
When you start your business, it is possible that you will have to work with someone who you do not like, and you do not like him. If you are not restrained, then this situation can distract you from the workflow and even impede it. Try to understand what you do not like in the "rival". It is possible that he simply reflects your own weaknesses, and not very good quality. By the way, this "rival" in the future can be turned into an ally, because it will enable you to understand yourself.
Ares - it's ancient Greek god of war. People love this type of conflict. They love the dramatic situation and win at any cost, even if the victory is absolutely meaningless. Trying to understand and correct the "Ares" is a waste of time. They are best ignored and kept away from the business.
Dionysos - the ancient Greek god of wine, feasts and entertainment. "People-Dionysius" always and everywhere looking for fun and work they will never have the patience, because they crave instant gratification. "Dionysus" is good to have among friends, fun and interesting to them, but they are not suitable for business.
9. Black Cat
Some people can become inspiration for your business. Others may destroy it to the ground. This is the "black cats", who bring with them negative emotions, sadness and depression. They are constantly in a bad mood, they see the world in dark colors and need attention and special treatment. Suppose you want to, just outside of your business.
10. Fat Cat
"Fat cats" - these are the people who clearly break into your business, litter around money and offer you the whole world at his feet. Be careful. Even if they are promising investors of the best companies do not allow their thick wallets overshadow your mind. Remember that, most likely, they just want to control your business and earn money on it, and from the clutches of "fat cat" is not easy to break.
Text: Marina Pavlova