Funny how entrepreneurship has become so glamorized in the media and popular culture. Being your “own boss” definitely sounds pretty cool and it is, but don’t think you have no one to answer to.
Ever been yelled at by someone you don’t even know for something you didn’t even do, and still apologized? I would be very surprised if you haven’t. Guess what? It happens to everyone in the business world.
Your boss probably gets screamed at more than you do. We all have to suck it up and “eat it” now and then. Responding with emotion can cost you dearly.
When you have your own business, all the responsibilities fall on your shoulders. You have to deal with a lot more punches 🥊 and you can’t blame anyone but yourself.
Sure, you can defend yourself when prudent. You don’t have to be a doormat. But, know that in a certain sense, it’s always your fault. You’re always accountable, especially if you’re in a business serving clients.
All of this keeps you humble and on your toes. Use it to grow and become better.