After the initial glow of entrepreneurship has dimmed, reality sets in. Yes, you are able to spend your days the way you want, building your business, doing what you love, BUT you also have to MANAGE your business. As I look back on my progression from fledgling entrepreneur to successful entrepreneur, I’ve noted a number of lessons I’ve learned about investing in my business that I now share with the clients I work with who are just launching a business.
Invest in your business! I know it’s hard to justify spending money , especially at the early stages. But think. You’ve started your business to DO WHAT YOU LOVE. That likely doesn’t include accounting, marketing, and scheduling meetings. Those are time suckers, especially if they are not your forte. Even as a former accountant, I found it wise to hire my accounting out.
Those are my top 5. What are yours?
It’s one of those periods in my life. You know, the ones where everything just seems too much. Drive my business forward. Be social. Write my blog. Cook nice dinners. Reach out to people I care about. Yes, all of it pretty much seems like too much these days. I have to admit that I have a lot going on. A business to run. A house that is on the market. An upcoming move to plan. Excruciating pain most days as I await surgery. I know a nice relaxing vacation would go a long way toward fixing most of this, but it’s just not the right time to do that.
So, here I am. Struggling to find the energy each day to keep moving forward. It’s not easy, but I do have a few things that work for me. I know you have these days too, so thought I’d share them here.
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