“With that kind of care and determination…you don’t need to be a genius. What you do need is perseverance.” — Lisa Cron, Wired for Story
Creating a small business is work. There’s no way around it. I don’t care how passionate or how good you are at what you do, there are days when it just feels like “a lot” and “too much.” Those are the days when you contemplate using your time in other ways. Even though you are glad to be the boss, you can acknowledge the benefits of being an employee — medical and insurance, plugging into an established system, an easy exit strategy if you need it, etc.
But that was just for a moment — right? Hopefully, your passion, ideas and dedication to the problem you solve and the people you serve pulled you back in. If that’s not enough here are few other things to help you get your head back in the game:
1) Take a Break
Take some down time, extended moments to think about nothing. You need several days in a row where your core responsibility is to wake up, eat, walk and sleep.
2) Read a Book That You Want to Read
To step it up a notch, make sure it has nothing to do with work or your industry. You want fresh exposure.
3) Take a Class
Photography, painting, any thing that interests you. It’s a simple change that can potentially expand the way you see the world, your business and your team.
4) Do Something on That Bucket List
Quit waiting for retirement to do an amazing thing. Do it now.
In most cases, your business is driven less by genius and more by your ability to just keep going. And when the energy you have and effort you make doesn’t seem to be enough, then it’s time for a shift — time you need to mix it up, time to have some fun — and then get back to the day to day.
When you’re refreshed, your business gets refreshed and your team too — because they feed off your energy.
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