Keep Your Business To Yourself: Some people are just naturally open to books. They want to share everything about their life, from the good to the bad and the ugly. If you’re not one of these people, don’t worry—you’re not alone! There are many times when keeping your business to yourself can benefit your health, both physically and mentally, but also professionally as well. Here are five ways that you may want to keep your business to yourself in order to take care of yourself!
The one where you would be better off to say nothing
If you have an issue with a coworker, it’s best to speak directly to them. If they are not amenable to hearing what you have to say, or if the problem is potentially damaging to your career, it might be best to keep your business to yourself and find a resolution that works for both of you. The one where you would be better off keeping quiet: We all have those days where we want to vent about how our day has been. But think about this before opening up: It could cost someone their job! The one where there’s no need for anyone else to know: Things like having new windows put in your house don’t need to go on Facebook because nobody cares – except maybe friends who live nearby and can’t stop looking at their ugly old windows while yours look so beautiful!
When it may seem like the right thing but really isn’t
1. When you have a brilliant idea that you’re sure no one else has thought of, but as soon as you tell someone, they say they had the same idea.
2. When you are afraid of being ripped off by a dishonest partner or business owner.
3. When your company is in the middle of negotiations, it’s best not to disclose any information until the contract is signed.
4. When you don’t want to let others know what your weaknesses are so, they can’t take advantage of them.
5. When you aren’t confident enough about something yet and want more time to work on it before presenting yourself as an expert on the topic
Sharing someone else’s dream
You’ve always had a dream of starting your own business then Keep Your Business To Yourself. You have the idea, you know what you want to do, but you don’t have a clue how to get started. I’m here to help! Below are five times that it’s not just okay, but often beneficial to keep your business ideas to yourself.
1) When it’s an idea in its infancy. It takes time and research before you can truly assess the viability of an idea. By sharing prematurely, you could lose interest or invest time into something that has little potential for success. Just because something seems like a good idea on paper doesn’t mean it will work in real life.
2) When someone is already working on the same thing as you.
When you can accidentally steal someone else’s thunder
1. When a company is about to launch a new product, sometimes the best thing you can do is to stay out of the way and allow them to release it without any competition.
2. If you’re going after a specific niche market, then it’s better not to mention your business too soon for fear of scaring off potential customers or drawing attention from competitors who might want in on your turf.
You aren’t even in the same industry as them.
You are in an entirely different industry than they are, and your business may not be compatible with theirs. If you can’t think of a way to offer them something, there’s nothing to say that they would want anything from you. They may even be hostile towards you for stepping on their turf. When it comes down to it, what are you going to do for them? The truth is if the other person doesn’t need anything from you, then there is no reason to talk about your business at all.