Have you ever felt dread or even resentment about going to work? Have you ever spent Sunday wishing you didn’t have to go in tomorrow? Maybe you’re enjoying the weekend and then all of a sudden you become filled with dread and resentment because you realize that come Monday, you have to go back to that business you own… a business that may be requiring more time from you, and letting you take less money from it. You might even hate your business right now! In this article I want to explore how you can get excited about your business, and therefore get better results!
I know I have shared some of those feelings! Especially in the last 14 months, when things have been challenging, a lot of business owners are thinking about giving up, and some are actually giving up. I don’t want you to be one of those people so I thought I’d share how I get excited about my businesses and going in on Mondays, even when I may be dreading it on Sunday… just for a minute…
First of all, my bright, shiny, amazing employees look up to me. They also depend on me for their salaries. In some cases their family is taken care of by what we pay them. I will never let those amazing humans down.
Second, my clients are so brave and working so hard to have the business of their dreams, and I CAN SEE THEM ACHIEVING all of their goals and dramatically improving their businesses and their lives! There is no way I will let my clients down.
Third, I LOVE being around my teams! The people I work with really get me excited about my business. In fact, most days I run out of my office towards the happiest sounding room and ask for some good juju. My people are HAPPY and they are SO GREAT to be around! They follow our culture statements to a “T” because they’re amazing people, and they love our culture as much as I do. We all have fun, treat everyone with love and respect, and love achieving company and personal goals together, and celebrating them together! I can’t WAIT to hang out with them during the work week!
Fourth, we are seriously changing peoples’ lives with what we do. Making people wealthier, more business savvy, and HAPPIER! This is my purpose, my gift, my why, and my mission: to bring more profit, joy, and freedom to business owners, because business can be better™ and it SHOULD BE! Thinking about my “why” really gets me going. I hope yours does the same for you.
Fifth, you have to be nice to yourself! I’ve been saying this a lot lately because I’ve found it creates great results for everyone who adopts this new way of thinking. The new self-discipline is self-love! If you are pushing yourself, being mean to yourself or saying things such as, “I’m no good at this; this business is too hard; I want to quit; I’ll never be successful…” STOP IT! you need to cheer yourself on, build yourself up, and remember the great qualities that make you a good business owner. And if you are missing the skills you need, that does not mean you are a bad business owner or person, it just means you need skills. If you need financial skills, marketing skills, or leadership skills we can help. You can do this!
Now if none of those things worked for you, I want you to remember why you started the business.
Why did you want the business in the first place?
Why was it important to you?
And why was that important to you?
And why was that important to you?
And why was that important to you? And why was that important to you?
You will find a passionate and inspiring answer if you keep asking yourself that question, and then you will feel much more motivated to get back to work on that business — a business that can be BETTER, that SHOULD be better, so that you can have everything you ever dreamed of. Get excited about business again! Everyone deserves to have their dreams come true, especially a hard-working business owner like you.
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