Someone asked me a question about why I wanted to start my business. I couldn’t answer the question at the time in a way that sounded even remotely plausible. It sounded like I did not believe in myself and what I could achieve.
THEN, after not consciously thinking about it during the day, I had an epiphany and realised that I knew the answer all along.
I wanted to start this business because I am passionate about helping others and because, after owning a busy retail food business for 10 years and struggling through some very difficult circumstances, I wanted to help others from making the mistakes I did.
The mistakes of working IN my business doing all those horrible admin tasks; payroll, BAS, writing policies and procedures, making flyers, business cards, etc., and not having a Business Plan, Marketing Plan, or Financial Plan.
Along with working part time in the business, going to TAFE (twice), working full time (for nine years) outside the business in paid employment, and trying to raise three children (when I had the time to be with them), and raise a husband, I had no work/life balance. I became burnt out. I hardly saw my children, very little time for me. had very few breaks away; as in holidays; and my family suffered.
So here I am today giving you the opportunity to get your work/life balance right. Your ‘ducks in a row’.
So, let me ask you:
Isn’t working ON your business; as in networking and marketing; more appealing than that horrible admin work?
Wouldn’t spending time with your family and loved ones be better than doing all those mundane admin tasks?