When a manager – or better yet, the leadership team – is both trusted and trusting, others in the organization know where they stand. They have greater confidence in their ability to do the work and in the people they work with. It’s not frightening to take ownership and initiative.
Since risk is a non-negotiable when it comes to entrepreneurship, your task is to identify your baseline—the level of risk that you are comfortable with—then learn how to manage it. Over time, you’ll want to up the ante, take on more risk and move higher up the continuum. You’ve heard the old adage, “the bigger the risk, the greater the reward.”
The LearnVest CEO describes the hurdles she’s encountered and overcome to launch and grow her business, where she gives financial advice specifically to women. Von Tobel speaks of fear, and the need to stare it down and move beyond it, which she feels is the number one impediment to not only women becoming entrepreneurs, but men as well.
Is waiting to start their start motivated by fear? Do they see the interim as an important investment in developing themselves, their idea and their network? Does that surprise you?
Without saying a word, the girls somehow agreed that they should ignore the money. Not only did they NOT take the $20 bills. They sat anywhere but NEAR the money!