One of the first things that occurred to me when I was thinking about this whole personality type and how it affects you in business and me being a bit co-dependent is that I tend to pay myself last.
I tend to put myself at the back of the queue for paying myself a salary from my business. I’ll pay everybody first including all my suppliers and I will very rarely try and negotiate installments and things like that.
So what I’ve started to do recently is to go along with the precepts put forward in a book called Profit First by Michael Mac, no, I can never say his name, Macallski. Absolutely brilliant book, it’s all about what is the point of being in business if you’re not taking a profit out of the business.
Since you’re the one that has to get up every morning, you’re the one that has to make things happen and if you’re not getting paid a decent living wage from your business, then what is the point?
So, there it is, pay yourself first, pay yourself well and don’t let yourself be at the back of the queue to get paid from your business.
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