Sometimes, we can feel challenged in our business because we simply get tired of doing the same thing, over and over again. As a small business owner, you understand when I say; “it is critical to have the passion for what you do”, because after all you are going to do a lot of it.
Steve Jobs was once asked, what he thought the best way to build a successful company was. He replied simply, “have passion and be a good scout of talent”. I completely agree with the need to have a business that is fully aligned with your passion.
There are various factors which lead small business owners to become disenchanted with their business; challenging customers, tight deadlines, finding help, being diverted off track, and second guessing your decisions, etc. At times, it can seem a little overwhelming.
Please know, with some planning, structuring, support, development, and reminding yourself of your original goals, it often allows you to rekindle the passion for your business. Here are five tips to infuse passion back into your business:
Do the Tasks You Love How passionate you are about your business will determine what you will do when situations get tough. As a small business owner, you have so much more on your plate than just doing the tough work. Sometimes it is important to also do the things you love, and to rekindle that fire of being successful.
Automate, Eliminate and Delegate Tasks Disenchantment with your business starts with doing the same tasks, over and over again. Using technology to automate your business can help you to cure this problem. Also, see if you can eliminate tasks that are unnecessary, this will make you more productive. Finally, assign work you don't enjoy doing to other employees who do. Outsource areas of your business where you know you are weak and don't want to do, to other with expertise in the area.
Celebrate Your Success When you hit, a rough patch focus back on your strong moments and pull for inspiration. Regardless of how challenging things maybe in this moment, you are here. There are already hurdles you have successfully overcome and challenges you couldn’t have imagined that you would figure out, but you did. At the same time, breakdown big goals into smaller once that are achievable in a shorter time and celebrate those milestones. This will keep you interested for the long run.
Learn Something New It is easy to get stuck in a box and sometimes you simply need to gain a little different perspective. Attend training seminars, conferences, read blogs and articles in area's you are curious about and if you find that you aren’t curious about anything, then ask yourself if maybe you should be.
Schedule Personal Time to Refresh Everyone needs a little bit of a break sometimes. It is easy to get caught up in the treadmill of life, however, sometimes you have to get off in order to realize you were on one. Take time out of your businesses so that you can reinvigorate yourself and when that happens, your business.
Owning a business is one of the most rewarding adventures you will ever take on, however it is equally important to make sure you don’t lose you in the middle of it. Take the time to reconnect with that passion frequently and you will see the immediate impacts on your business.