If you want to build a successful business, you will have to be very careful with people you will admit to it. Find out who to avoid, and who will be your reliable support is not quite easy. However, in practice, through trial and error, you will soon learn to recognize “your” people and those who are able to destroy your business.
In this post we will tell you about 10 types of people (whether partners, employees or even customers) from which you should keep your business away.
“Sirens” are those enchanting people who come to your business, completely distracting your attention from it and nullifying all efforts. Many promising projects were sacrificed to the sirens. They sing to the businessmen sweet songs about quick enrichment, push them to risky and questionable actions, and as a result they leave it at the broken trough.
“Goats” are terribly charismatic, they speak a lot and intelligently and create the impression of lucky people who have everything and the problem always lies in the fact that they use their strengths for dishonest and insincere actions, all that they do well is skillfully persuading others to take the wrong decisions.
3. The elephant
The “elephant” never forgets anything. These are the people in your business who will always remind you of your mistakes. Do not let the “elephants” pull you back, into the past. Failures happen to everyone, especially entrepreneurs. If you fail, it is not a disaster, but rather an experience. “Elephants” simply prevent you from continuing to move forward.
4. The Envious
Envious people always want to be on top, but they do not want to do anything to get there, instead they want all the others to push them up, or they will pass over their heads with pleasure. “Envious people” do not like anyone and they do not count with anyone. Do not let them into your business, But use this type as a motivation to work even better and more effectively.
“Narcissus” – people are talented, but they are especially bad at responding to teamwork, and they can influence and convincing you that the status of an “outstanding businessman” is much more important than a reputation (this is a bad idea).
When you start your business, it is possible that you will have to work with someone who does not like you, and you do not like him. If you are not restrained, then this situation can distract you from the work process and even slow it down. Try to understand what exactly you do not like in the “rival”. It is possible that it simply reflects your own weaknesses and not the best qualities. By the way, such an “opponent” in the future can be turned into an ally, because it will give you the opportunity to understand yourself.
Ares is an ancient Greek god of war, people of this type adore conflicts, they like dramatic situations and victories of any kind. Even if these victories are absolutely meaningless. Trying to understand or fix “Ares” is a waste of time. They are best ignored and kept away from business.
Dionysus – the ancient Greek god of wine, feasts and entertainments. People-Dionysos always and everywhere are looking for pleasure and never have the patience in work. They crave instant gratification. “Dionysos” is good to have among friends, it’s fun and interesting, but they are not a good fit for business.
9. Black cat
Some people can become an inspiration for your business. Others can ruin it to the ground. These are the “black cats”, which bring negative emotions, dejection and depression with them. They are constantly in a bad mood, they see the world in gloomy colors and require attention and special attitudes. Let them demand, just outside your business.
10. Fatty cat
“Fatty cats” – these are the people who vividly break into your business, litter around with money and offer you the whole world at your feet. Be careful. Even if they are promising investors from the best companies, do not let their thick purses outshine your mind. Remember that, most likely, they just want to control your company and earn money on it, and it’s not easy to escape from the paws of the “fat cat”.