Many people go into business for themselves so they can call the shots. They saw bad decisions being made by their employers and knew they could do better. Perhaps they bristled at getting direction that they didn’t need. When they got out on their own, they found a business world that was maybe less black and white than they had imagined.
Usha Sekar offered a good post called Learn to love the gray. Yep, you will have to make compromises, and some things won’t be exactly the way you wanted them to be. But what I liked most in this post was:
It is going to be ‘give a little here, get a little there’, and you have to not only accept, but, as the guardian of the team spirit, you have to enthusiastically champion something that is less than what you originally hoped for.
As the guardian of the team spirit, put on a bright smile, and learn to love Mr. In-Between.