Sometimes it’s hard to remember why you started your own business, but I’ll bet it was because you needed something from the world that wasn’t available through existing channels.
Often, this can mean stepping out of one industry and into a completely different one – simply because you couldn’t ignore the call to make a difference in the world.
You start with a flourish, fuelled by your hopes, dreams and energy. Then the reality of being the go-to person for every aspect of your business sinks in … and it suddenly seems like there’s pressure on every resource – human, technology and dollars.
As the pressure rises, your confidence in being able to change the world falters. You’re pulled from pillar to post and it becomes harder to spend every day taking the steps you need to, just so you can get your products and services into the world.
You’re surrounded by well-meaning people who can’t help but have an opinion on what you’re doing – ‘You haveto do this …’, ‘what you needis that…’ – and it becomes confusing to know what your next step should be.
The grind of each day pushes you further and further away from the reason you started your business in the first place, until you are so busy trying to get every little thing done that you don’t ever realise that you’ve forgotten the driving force behind what you are doing.
I get it.
When I first started my business I moved into a completely different industry. I felt really lost and somehow forgot the two decades of experience I already had in growing and developing small to medium businesses.
Suddenly, it was like my experience meant nothing because I was in a new industry and therefore didn’t know what I was doing. I turned to others to find out how I shouldbe structuring my business, and what I neededto be doing to be successful.
And everything got much harder.
By following the paths of others, I had completely ignored the reason I had started my own business; that had gotten lost when I relied on someone else to tell me why and how I should be doing things.
Does this sound familiar?
So what was the answer?
There are always times in your life when it is smart to ask for help – and that’s no different in your business. Timing your request for help is one element of the equation but the other element is in making sure that the help comes in a way that allows you to work out what’s right for you.
It may well be time for you to ask for some help, but you need to make sure that you can get to the heart of YOUR business when you do so.
My suggestion is this: find the people out there who will give you access to their knowledge and wisdom in a way that helps you to unlock yours. That’s the easiest and quickest pathway to making sure that the grass is greener on your side.
You can find some great ideas on how you can start to think a little bit differently in my free email series – it’s full of articles and videos to help you to begin your journey. Simply click hereto start you on your way. There are also loads of practical and simple tips and exercises in my books ‘Keep It Super Simple’& ‘The Economy of Enough’ – you can buy your copy from Amazon.
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About the author:
Bronwen Sciortino is an internationally renowned Author, Simplicity Expert and Professional Speaker who spent almost two decades as a high-powered, award- winning executive before experiencing a life-changing event that forced her to stop and ask the question “What if there’s a better way to live?”
Bronwen spends every day teaching people there are other ways to live so they can reduce stress, build resilience and easily make changes in their everyday lives – building to a more meaningful life and improved mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Having published her books ‘Keep It Super Simple’ and ‘The Economy of Enough’, Bronwen is sought to blog regularly for global platforms, and has been featured in ‘The Book of Amazing People’, ‘Reboot Your Life – Phoenix Edition’, and ‘Successful Women in Business – Winners Edition’. She is regularly invited as a guest interviewee on blogs, podcasts, radio, Facebook Live, YouTube and member sites situated throughout the world.
Bronwen works with people globally through corporate programs, conference platforms, retreats, professional mentoring and in the online environment. She shares her secrets to success and inspires individuals to simplify their lives and embrace the concept of an economy of enough.