On The Road To ...

Are you ready to give up your business because it's become too much like hard work?  Do you feel you're at a crossroads and need to make an important decision.  You're not alone - I've come across a few people who have been thinking just that.

SignpostImage by Matt From London via FlickrPeople who have put time and effort into their business but are now ready to give up because they feel they just can't cope any more.

It's not that they're not good at what they do or they've got a terrible business idea, just that they can't cope with everything they're trying to juggle in their life and everything that's involved in running your own business.

Perhaps all it takes is a different perspective.  Re-energising their business and their motivation to turn things around and transform their business.

Now admittedly many but not all of these people are women.  Having a family and young children does have it's challenges but it doesn't stop you from running a successful business.

Firstly - decide what YOUR definition of a successful business is.  You don't need to take over the world, make millions or have to work 24/7.  But you do need to take your business seriously and work ON it if you want to make it a success.
  • What do you want from your business - financially, physically and mentally?
  • What do you need to run your business - time, money, resources, skills?
  • Remember why you started your own business.
  • How can you change from where you are now to where you need to be?
  • Reassess and update your business plan.
 Get advice.  There's plenty of it available and much of it free (you get what you pay for).  Go to an expert.  Find someone you can trust who is either where you want to be, doing what you want to be doing or understands what you're going through.

Get a different perspective.  It can be difficult when you're stuck in the middle of your business to see the wood for the trees.  Are things really as bad as they seem?  Will a simple shift, a few changes, enable you to get back on track?

Stop now - before it's too late!  If you carry on as you are you'll either end up completely frazzled, have a mental breakdown or you'll run your business into the ground and there'll be nothing left.

Take a look at this new Transform Your Business workshop just for you or give me a call.
Enhanced by Zemanta
Post a Comment