Dealing With Your Ego

The best strategies in the business get developed away from ego.  

The ego to always be right, or the need because you are most senior, or because you sit in a corner and don’t want to say anything.  

Your ego can either hurt or help you. It is what was developed inside of us over many years of ups and downs. However, if everyone can learn to put their ego aside and do what’s in the best interest of all parties involved, life and business can take a much different direction.

Does Your Ego Affect You?

When you are at work or in your personal life, does your ego get in the way?  

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Like mentioned, you behave daily because of past or learning experiences and they may be hurting your path forward or helping you. It can give you self-esteem and the belief of importance in your life.  

Business and personal will want you to show up a certain way, however through;

  • Self-reliance 
  • Knowledge or Wisdom 
  • Trust 
  • Loyalty 
  • Integrity 
  • Awareness 
  • Discipline 
  • Action 

you can begin the long road to let your ego serve you. Everyone around you is looking for your experience to make life a better place. You just need to find your path and move forward.  

Some examples of ego in business. 

Bad ego

You have seniority and a way of always doing things, so you don’t want to let others have an opinion or communicate their wishes. This brings down the culture of a business and lets people know not to speak up

Good ego

You always communicate and let others have a voice. You look for recommendations from others and implement new ways of doing things.  

You can apply these same principles to your personal life! 

How to Let Your Ego Go

We are in an information age and there are much better recommendations than what you have probably lived with your whole life.  

Today it is extremely important to live with an open mind. That new employee that didn’t graduate high school but has spent the past 5 years researching and crafting their skills, may have the insight you have been looking for.  

Here are a few tactics we have used to let our ego go over the years; 

  • Communicate frequently 
  • Look for other opinions 
  • Have a global mindset. Would someone across the world from me looked at it like this 
  • Go into conversations with humility and willingness to listen and learn 
  • Understand that most people have the best interest at heart 

Ego can be different for every one of us, so the importance is to look within yourself and determine how your ego is helping or hurting you.  

Businesses struggle daily because of staff members egos and similar personalities. It is how leadership handles these staff members that dictate culture and then dictate profits.  

If you need help working with ego and personalities in your business, feel free to reach out to our team of business consultants at Future To Now Consulting