Tired? Discouraged? Not enough hours in your day? Tired of having to hound a client to pay after going over, above and beyond? Tired of hearing, “Why don’t you get a real job?” or “I’m going to work; you know, at a real job”? Tired of the distractions? Tired of one more person wanting something, (everything!), for nothing? Family members, who, ostensibly, “want the best for you”, encourage you to give up? Thinking about throwing in the towel? If any of this is resonating with you, chances are you’re a small business owner, entrepreneur or solopreneur.
The occasion of a New Year is a great time to review and reflect; to create new boundaries and update policies and procedures. Boundaries and the word “easy” are really difficult to say in the same sentence together in the beginning. Boundaries, while basic, are not always easy to create and can be even more difficult to enforce, however, they will make life easier and healthier.
New Year’s Resolutions Every Small Business Owner Should Make is a great article with 5 points that all small business owners would do well to consider and implement.
- Collect the Money You’re Owed
- Let Go of the Employee That’s Bringing You Down (*Our note: consider letting go of clients that are bringing you and your business down,–they take your time, focus and positive energy that could be more wisely spent on building positive, synergistic client relationships).
- Fix the Follow-up Failures in Your Business
- Test a New Marketing Strategy Every Month
- Automate What You Can
Whether you’re a small business owner now, or aspiring to become one, we empathize with your challenges, and applaud your victories. We hope the video above inspires you, dear reader, as it has us. Never accept the “no”, (while learning to say “no”), keep on keeping on in the face of the fear, (False Evidence Appearing Real), in spite of the negativity, or any other obstacles you may face.
Serious about change? Sign up for our “How To Stop Negative Thoughts” course. It will be one of the best investments you’ll ever make.
Never, never, never give up. ~ Churchill