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What is Your Level of Commitment?

CommitmentIf you are in the start up mode or early in running your own business, are you fully committed? A few examples would be as a professional service provider are you prepared to be there early or on time every time for every appointment with a paying client, a prospect, a referral or anyone you have an appointment with? Your reputation and brand are on the line every single time. Another example might be the retail store which is scheduled to open every weekday from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM and weekends from10:00 AM until 9:00 PM. Are you prepared to be there to open the store early every single day until you hire the right person to conduct this activity in your place as part of their role?

In either case above if you have recently left a corporate position, and are now running your own business, it might be a shock to you if you are sick or not feeling well, there are no sick days to utilize. They do not exist. You are now the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer.

Numerous studies repeatedly reflect a divorce rate plus or minus a few percentage points of over fifty percent. You might think this has nothing to do with owning or running your own business. It is my view that it has everything to do with owning or running your own business. It boils down to what is your level of commitment?

No one is going to roll out the red carpet for your paying clients and customers to waltz over to you and run their credit card or otherwise hand you their money. There will be rough patches, difficulties and numerous challenges. How will you handle these?

One way is to work with a trusted advisor. This person may be a business consultant or a coach. The key is, they are there to support you when you are down, challenge you in your thinking and never just tell you exactly what you want to hear or how great you are and everything will be just fine. Through powerful and skilled questioning you work together and engage. You both focus solely on you and your business and your life.

No distractions.  This is how you become the CEO of your business. Build your team one person at a time. Begin with a great support network. Stay committed.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.


  1. No distractions Stay committed! I’m with you Mitch!

  2. yes to all of these: Build your team one person at a time. Begin with a great support network. Stay committed.

  3. Level of commitment… AMEN!! I remember seeing Will Smith on a video say if he was ALWAYS all-in. For instance, in a treadmill competition, he’d be willing to DIE on the treadmill rather than lose. That’s kind of an extreme example, but it speaks volumes about the level of commitment required to achieve the level of success he has attained. VERY important!

    Thanks, Mitch!


  4. Good comparison, being a business owner is like being in a relationship. And both require commitment. At a business development seminar I once had someone tell me, “If you’re not committed to your business then it’s just a hobby.” And you’re reinforcing that. Thank you.

  5. I agree! It is absolutely a commitment! This reminds me of TD Jakes talk on commitment. If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out!