When you start your own business it’s exciting. The adrenaline pumps through you, you take plenty of selfies in your new office space and there’s a constant smile on your face. But what happens when the honeymoon period ends? When reality sets in and you find difficulties to work through?
In the week of Valentine’s Day, let’s take a look at how you can fall in love with your business again.
One of the main reasons we may start to resent our business is because of the added stress it brings to life. There is, of course, good stress which keeps us moving forward but stress that stops us in our tracks needs to be dealt with. Whether that’s a specific task which you find stressful or working from a particular location, change it so it works better. If that means employing a bookkeeper to help keep your accounts in order, get in touch.
Streamline Your Processes
Eliminate stress by making how you work easier. Dedicate time to streamlining your vision and the processes that have to be in place for your business to work. Once you work smarter, not harder, you’ll be able to appreciate that business operations flow better, allowing you to fall in love with your business once more.
Create & Stick To Plans
When you stick to a plan, life becomes easier. No more chasing your tail. Taking time to put a plan into place and then sticking to it helps you to know what you need to do when. You can get your tasks done, tick it off your list and get on with your day. Plan for long term goals in your business and when you work towards them, you’ll enjoy accomplishing said goals.
If you’re not getting anything from all the work you’re putting in, is there any wonder you’re miserable? There will be times when you can’t take some pay home, perhaps because of late invoice payments or a slow month but you should be able to enjoy life. If you’re doing all this work, you need to reward yourself. Whilst you might not be able to take home a complete wage, you need to pay your bills and enjoy a few luxuries too. Then you’ll want to go into the office and put the work in.
Enjoy The Best Bits
There are bits of work we all love and bit of work we hate. The hate can so often overshadow the love and that’s when we start to resent our work. Take time to enjoy those best bits of running your business. Try to split those good bits up so you can enjoy them every day. If you had one great day followed by four bad ones, that’s not good for your well-being or enjoyment of running your company. Don’t forget that you have built this business yourself, this is your baby, you’ve done this! It’s pretty ace! If you enjoy your job you will love your work.
Fall in love with your business and your business will thrive.