When you started your business, did you do it so you could work 12+ hour days, not take vacations and make less money than you did when you had a job working for someone else? Did you think business ownership would make working for a big corporation look like a dream?
What went wrong? Why don’t you have the flexibility and freedom that comes with being your own boss? Why don’t you have all the money you want and more?
Many business owners start their own business because they can “do it” better than the company or boss they are working for or because they believe they could make more money by working for themselves. It will be easy because they are good at what they do and if you cut out the middle person, all the money comes to them the one doing the work.
Even business owners who have successfully run their business for many years don’t realize the value of their time. They do all of the tasks because it all needs to be done and no one else will do it as well as they will. While it is true that no one else cares about your business as much as you do, some tasks are more important than others and no one person can do it all.
How do you determine what the “important” tasks are and what tasks can be delegated or eliminated? Have you thought about this question or is your mantra “too much to do, too little time.”
If you think you are alone and there is no other way, there is good news. You are not alone and there are other ways to handle business. The important thing to remember is to ask for help and find it. Take the time to find a professional who works with business owners or a mastermind group where you can share your thoughts, frustrations and successes. There is nothing like having other people who get it.
If you don’t do something sooner than later, you may find yourself hating your business and wanting to go get a job where it is easy and you know you will get paid regularly.