Another Part from the Empire From Zero series — after a very long time. Let’s talk about emotions in business. ❤️⠀
This is a really huge problem faced by a lot of people in early-stage — and definitely, most of them learn it the very hard way. I just want to simplify the conclusion from my learning.⠀
When you start a business — a lot of time it’s about helping society, helping the people, building a happy ecosystem, and a lot of fancy worlds. It’s like I want to change the world. 🧐⠀
And luckily now you’ve got the opportunity + resources to do that. You can change someone’s life with one opportunity, you can help someone with one phone call, you can guide people with your learnings. But is it okay?⠀
Maybe I am also coming from the same stage. We started with the same intention. We built the business, we started hiring people based on emotional decisions, we took scaling decisions based on social initiatives, we tried to push ourselves really hard to avoid problems for others. And the list goes on. 😪⠀
I thought we have the platform. If giving one job can change someone’s life — Why not. If this partnership can save their company and tens of employee’s careers — why not. Definitely, we’ve enough resources to survive.⠀
Let’s try a bit more from our side, so we don’t need to disappoint them. Let’s try to teach few more things to our team, it’ll help them in the future. And a lot of examples.⠀
But with time — we found that these are our biggest mistakes. Business can’t be operated with Emotions. Either you’ll kill your business, or you’ll be unfair to everyone else, or you’ll die under the business burden. There is nothing else.⠀
People are already at the place that they deserve. Stop pushing people forcefully. It’ll just create problems for everything & everyone around.⠀
Definitely, if you want to help people — start non-profit initiatives like we’re doing regularly. Start side-business, where you can provide jobs to people. But make sure these things don’t affect your business. And make sure you don’t expect anything from these things. ❤️⠀
But again — make sure to take care of your responsibilities. There is a very thin line here. If you’re working with people, taking care of them is your responsibility. But trying to forcefully take care of them, or taking care of them in the way that it goes unfair for someone else — that’s an emotional decision.⠀
Helping your customers is a responsibility — but helping them by hurting your business or time without any planned strategy, that’s an emotional thing. :)⠀
This is a really huge topic, but don’t want to keep this post too long. To summarize, stop caring for people when you need to hurt your business or yourself. You & your business is the first priority above every social initiative & beliefs.⠀
You need to survive first, before helping others. Make sure your main business is growing how it should be, and isolate your emotional & social things from your core business. Go for non-profit, go for charity, go for education programs, go for investment in small businesses, and so on. But for god’s sake, stop involving your core business in your emotional goals.⠀
Expecting a lot of counter views definitely, but this is what I’ve learned over time. Not a 100% perfect answer for everyone, but this is what I believe. ❤️ 😀.
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