Today we come to the final blog of the series of 303 blogs about small business actions to help you achieve greater success. The first was posted February 1st, now we are at the end of November. For those of you new to the series, I skipped January because a small business owner has a lot to get done in the first month of the year. And December is for reflecting, enjoying, spending time with family and planning for the future.
The last key I’d like to leave you with is enjoyment. Once all the rest of the pieces are in place, from money to placement of furniture, from a great brochure to a great product, you are still going to work every day. Success is its own reward, but if you aren’t enjoying your days, I’m not sure you can call yourself successful. Money, number of customers, movement of product, staff spilling out the door are all normal measures. I believe that if you have a smile on your face when you start your morning and still wear that smile at close of day, you have achieved success by any measure.
The ACT: This last Act is to take a look in the mirror. Do you have a smile on your face? Ask that person in the mirror if he is having fun, enjoying the journey and the people he is sharing that journey with. Ask her if there’s a spring in her step as the day starts and an excitement in her voice when she talks about her business.
When you share your day’s events with any special person in your life, from a spouse to a close friend, does your face light up and you can’t wait to talk about the amazing responses that make each day special? Being in your own business can be a struggle but the joy will more than make up for any little problems. Delight in the freedom to make your own choices, bring a solution to other peoples’ problems and be in charge of your own future.
I grew up in an entrepreneurial family, I married an entrepreneur and I love having my own business. I hope these blogs help you enjoy your business as well.
I plan to put the blogs into EBook format in the next month. In the meantime, scroll through the archives – each blog is in its category, waiting for you to read and implement.