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Has the passion and excitement about being in business been snuffed out by all the work that is involved with it?

Many entrepreneurs start their businesses with great excitement. They pour all their energy and effort into the business and make all kinds of sacrifices. But one day they realize that it just isn't fun anymore. Somewhere along the line all the passion and excitement about getting in new business has been snuffed out by all the work that is involved with it. Has that ever happened to you? Maybe if you are reading this, that's exactly how you feel right now. Maybe more than anything you just want to start to enjoy your business once again.

What went wrong?

My guess, if that's what you are feeling right now, is that you are spending your days doing tasks that you don't really enjoy. Perhaps you feel you are not very good at them. Perhaps you just find them tedious. Either way work has become a daily grind. The sad thing is that most business literature will tell you that sacrifice is part of being successful. That you can't always do the things you love or are good at. So you simply accept that that is the way things have to be. Before you know it your business is grinding to a halt because you have become so bogged down in accepting the suffering part of your job and there really isn't any enjoyment in it anymore.

I honestly don't believe that has to be the case. Why can't you spend your days doing what you love? Why shouldn't you enjoy your business for many years to come?   If you are serious about wanting to enjoy your business once again you need to take some critical views of what you are doing. Analyze what you are doing on a daily basis. Write down a list of all the tasks. Then next to each one rank how good you are at it and how much you enjoy it. What it will probably show is that you are spending most of your time doing things you don't enjoy. Now you need to look at which of those tasks could be outsourced. When you start to get rid of the things that bog down your day you may feel that spring in your step returning. As you start to focus your time on doing the things you love what you are really doing is building on your strengths. When you do this, you can start to enjoy your business once again.

Why enjoying your Business is Important

•      When you enjoy what you do you feel positive and energized. This energy is often contagious and attracts clients to you.
•      When you are doing things that you are good at, you are building on your strengths. Your work is more rewarding and ultimately more enjoyable.
•      When you enjoy your business your mind is more open to opportunities to learn and develop your business.
•      A business should be about more than just making money. It should serve your lifestyle as well.

Don't think that because you run a business that it can't be fun. If you are investing so much time and effort into your business then you should be enjoying it.   You give incredible value to your business. So in return it should serve you. Your business should give you the financial and lifestyle rewards that you dream of. Believe that business should be enjoyed.

Bernadette Doyle is a marketing specialist who helps entrepreneurs become client magnets and attract a steady stream of their ideal clients. If you’d like to receive invaluable tips and advice on how to attract clients with ease, register at http://www.clientmagnets.com

2 Responses to “How To Enjoy Your Business Again”

  • Gwen:

    Great reminder. I’m still at the “excitement” stage! But you are so right when you say “When you enjoy what you do you feel positive and energized. This energy is often contagious and attracts clients to you”

    The same is true of the opposite. If you let yourself get to that place where you are feeling overwhelmed and not having any fun at all, it will show itself. You know when you’re on a call with someone and they are smiling? You can tell!

    Thanks for sharing. Great article.

  • Bernadette, this is such an important topic for business owners. They get burned out from being head cook and bottle washer. This certainly does not give them the warm and fuzzy any more about something they once loved. It is amazing when they face the realities and can come up with solutions that takes them back to loving what they do.

    Thanks for putting this together!

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