sense that small business owners are invested in the success
of their company, but do you ever wonder how much of yourself
you need to invest to get your business off the ground?
enjoying the benefits of making your own schedule and you're not
answering to any boss... except yourself. Unlike the stressed
out nine to five routine that you live when you work for someone
else, taking care of your own business can often become as much
a part of your day as breathing.
is what leads many entrepreneurs to spend every waking minute in their business
office. Approaching burn out, many of the self employed begin to wonder how the
dream of working for yourself turned into a nightmare.
you find it difficult to take time out for you? Are you constantly working in
a mess? Then you need to take a step back and learn the habits that happy, successful
small business owners know. There is a better way to run your business that will
let you take time away from work so you can enjoy the choices you've made and
still watch your business succeed.
be a control freak
many business owners work too long and too hard. They tend to be involved in every
aspect of their business from being the bookkeeper, marketer, human resources
manager, mediator, customer liaison officer and cleaner.
smaller the business, the more difficult it is for the owner to delegate these
functions because they feel that there is no room in the budget to hire anyone
else. What they fail to realize is that if they invest their money wisely in the
goods and services to grow their business, they will be more effective and see
positive changes occur over time.
go of control over every aspect of a growing business is a big step, but one that
is necessary if you are going to run the business instead of it running you. It takes
time to build a good 'business mindset', but stepping out into the role of manager
means that you can spend time focused on where you are going... and time away
from your business without giving up your peace of mind.
habits mean profitable businesses
who grow the most successful businesses have several common behaviors. These seven
habits are the basis of turning your business dreams into reality. See if they
successful small business owners are great role models. Instead of trying
to do everything themselves, they practice what they preach. They lead from the
successful small business owners invest both time and money in their team and
themselves. They improve the people they work with, and themselves, through
personal and professional development. They utilize outside expertise. Successful
small business owners recognize they do not have all the answers, but they know
where to look to get the advice and skills the business needs.
successful small business owners are organized. They know how to manage their
time and have systems in place which enables them and their team to work effectively.
successful small business owners are fit and healthy. They understand that
a healthy mind and body improves their productivity and general well-being. They
realize that by keeping themselves fit and healthy it enables them to cope with
the pressures of running a business.
successful small business owners have a life. They make their personal life
a priority because they know it makes them a happier and more successful person...
and taking breaks from work brings a fresh perspective to their business which
improves their bottom line.
successful small business owners look after their clients. They know that
clients are the lifeblood of their business. Without clients there would be no
business. They ensure they continually look after them.
successful small business owners are decisive. They know they have the responsibility
for leading the team. They are not afraid to make decisions and take action. They
have to if they want to their business to thrive.
At the end of the day
successful small business owners get their priorities about people, work and home
longer and enjoy life more. They enjoy the challenges of being an entrepreneur.
They go home at the end of each day knowing that they have achieved. They are
fulfilled and realize that the success of their business is a direct reflection
what are you waiting for?
you're dissatisfied with where you are now, then what are you going to do differently?
Take stock of what you want and the steps you need to get where you want to be.
Do you need to make changes to improve your business so that you are able to enjoy
the benefits of being the master of your own destiny? Or are you happy with the
way you are currently traveling?
summer, will you be sitting on the beach satisfied with your efforts or will you
be putting in the same long hours wondering what you are doing wrong? Remember,
nothing changes if nothing changes.
the 7 Habits of Highly Successful Business Owners on an on-going basis and you
too will have a highly successful business and a highly successful life!