In business you’ll find yourself working longer hours, working harder than before and you’ll never be seeing the volume of ‘stuff’ you need to do decrease. At that point you may look and question why are you in business? I find that it is great to take time out from your business to reflect on this question, but before you do then think about this first:
How did you get into business?
When I talk with my customers, who are all great entrepreneurs, some were made redundant, some quit work because they never wanted to have a boss again, others stepped into the family business and some grew a hobby into a business. But they all have a common reason why they got into business.
They had a passion
Think back to when you started your business. There are very few people who started a business because of the income it would give them. If they did, then the first few years were hard and then what happens? They achieve their profit and then what? They want more, then more and more, so they work harder and longer. Do you recall the adage that money doesn’t buy you happiness? It doesn’t, trust me.
The point I am making is to enjoy what you do, rekindle that passion because if you don’t then there will be a point, maybe not now but it will come, when you will look at what you’re doing and think ‘why?’
Find your motivation for being in business and have the business set up to deliver against this. This is the only way you’ll wake up each morning and be thankful that you’re not an employee of someone else. It will get hard; otherwise everyone would take the gamble to become an entrepreneur like you. But when it does get hard then go back to your passion and see if you’re still doing what your passionate about. You’ll often find that you’re not and it is the things that you don’t enjoy that are making you work longer and harder.
Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th century British Prime Minister, once said, “Man is only great when he acts from passion.” Hence if you want to be great, find that passion again.
What’s my passion? It’s simple,
I’m here to help other entrepreneurs to realise their dreams.
Finally, when it gets tough then think of these simple words from The Script song ‘Superheroes‘ ‘
Every day, every hour, turn that pain into power’.
Watch the video, listen to the words, think about your life, your business, you passion.