Ask yourself this: Are you waiting for instructions or figuring out what needs doing? If you are waiting for others to tell you what you need to be doing, you are not setting the agenda. I’m sure it’s possible to be a business owner and wait around for work; but in the long run, doesn’t that make you an employee by just another name?
Be an employee by:
Focusing only on your to-do list.
Asking others for help and seldom, if ever, offering it.
Blaming others for the failure or projects you should have taken an active role in.
Asking for permission before doing anything.
Never suggesting a course of action because it might involve more work for you.
Set the agenda by:
Looking for opportunity everywhere.
Asking others how you can help.
Take an interest in all the projects you are associated or affiliated with.
When you see things that need doing, just do them.
When the assistance of others is needed, suggest a course of action.
Which approach are you taking?