Sometimes people can fall into the trap of blaming their poor business results on family business dynamics. In most cases I’ve dealt with, the family business excuse is just that — an excuse.
High-performing business professionals find a way to produce results regardless of the situation. If they do, in fact, have some insurmountable obstacles in the family business, top performers self-select out of the situation.
Excuse-making can become a bad habit for some people. Of course every situation is unique but I often encourage people to take a deep, hard look at the stories they’re telling themselves about their lack of results.
Instead of spending energy on why things aren’t working, most people benefit from focusing their energy on creative ways to solve the problem. Sometimes that involves realizing you might be in the wrong position or with the wrong team depending on your inherent interests and talents.
The bottom line is never settle for using an excuse to justify your poor results. Be relentless in your pursuit of finding the right situation that sets you up for success.
If you are not sure about the cause of your issues, check out our Family Business Scorecard here.