Your attitude in your business is extremely important for success

by Janet on June 18, 2011

In my chapter of the bestselling book, Success Rituals 2.0, I wrote about how important it is to be passionate about your business in order for it to be successful.

Can you imagine working day in and day out on your own business and not loving what you do?  Well, it happened to me. I started my own business as a wealth coach because of some prompting from my coach at that time, and that is what I thought might work.  I put everything into it and was able to fill two group-coaching programs.  But, I was miserable.   This is not what you want for your business. I started to not want to be on the calls with the group.  I woke up unhappy each day.  At that point, I thought, I might as well go get a job.  At least I will get a steady paycheck!

If you aren’t feeling great about your business, it might be time to check in to see where that feeling and attitude is coming from.  It could be that the tasks you are doing just need a few tweaks.  Maybe you are doing something that you don’t love to do.  Ask yourself, if you let go of that one piece, would that make things better for you?

Take inventory.  Write down all the things you are doing in your business and separate them into two columns.  Call one column ‘Love to do’, and the other ‘Hate to do.’ Then go for it.  It doesn’t matter what you write, because you are the only one who will know what those two columns say.  You might also add a third column that says ‘Delegate.’

Once you have your list completed.  Decide what you want to let go of, what you want to keep and what you want to delegate.  If you don’t have the funds to hire someone to do those tasks that you want to delegate, then decide again if it should stay or go.  I would recommend that you put a wish list together that includes hiring an assistant soon!

If you find like I did that nothing in your business is working, you will need to go a bit further in this discovery process.

Start the process of finding what you are passionate about.  A good way to start is to think about what jobs you had in the past that you really loved doing.  For me it was technology, computer software, and marketing.  These were past positions that I held and would probably of never left if I wasn’t laid off.

Once you know what you are passionate about, you will find that things just start to fall into place.  I have seen this time and time again with my clients and of course in my own business.  As soon as I was clear on what I wanted to do, my business took off.

Now, I won’t say that you won’t have a bad day in your new business that will always happen once in awhile.  But if you get up in the morning looking forward to your day, then you are blessed to have found your passion in your business and the money will flow in because you love what you do.

 

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Lesa January 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm

And here I thought I was the only one to build a business only to discover that I hated it! You’ve outlined the exact process that I used to re-energize myself about my business. In my case, I didn’t have to reinvent my business, but shift the parts of it that I was growing. It was really quite remarkable what changed when my attitude changed.

When you’ve spent the time and effort building a business, it can be scary to think about walking away from it. But it is only by acknowledging that fear — and facing it head-on — that we can see exactly what WILL make us happy. It might take starting over. Or it might be as simple as a small shift. But we won’t know until get in the same room with our fear and see what we find.

Leave a Comment

Previous post: