Why do you do what you do?
Why do you do what you do?
It’s a good question…
Why do you do what you do? What makes you get out of bed in the morning? And if it isn’t anything related to work what is your core motivation?
Another question that closely relates to this is if you cannot think of why, when did you lose the passion, that fire in your belly and the optimism in your heart?
Then the next most sensible question is – how do you get it back?
We’re in business. We all have good days and bad days. The trick is to notice what happens on the good days. Those are the days when everything works as you have planned it out in your head. When you rise feeling like work is not a chore, its when you manage to scramble some time to grab a decent coffee and it is actually good. When the family are organised and ready to rock n roll for the day without needing an Army Sargent to dictate orders, its when the team are all in place, and the inbox is not overflowing with absolute rubbish. Its when your system is doing half the manual work for you and your processes actually work so you have finally stopped double handling…
It takes effort and determination to make these days happen, but they do happen.
These days are like gold dust, but they spur us on.
In the early days of business, we are all heady with the romance of finally “being a business owner”, we take pride in the small wins and glorify our ability to organise ourselves (and maybe an employee or two) into being that small employer of choice and an upcoming aspiring new small business. Its a lot of twot unless you can maintain your enthusiasm.
Then the endless invoices loom, the tax office demand payments for a company tax you’ve never heard of, the system you integrated is starting to piss you off and your staff member decides to “need a “mental health” day – FFS”.
It all starts to overwhelm you and your clients start to get itchy feet. The future looks a little bleaker. It’s at this point that you need to remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, staff can be replaced as can systems but the one constant in your business is you.
So on these days, ask yourself the same question I asked at the beginning – Why do you do what you do?
There has to be a reason you decided to do what you do. If you have totally lost the passion, then consider the benefits of not doing what you are doing and do something else to make your heart sing.
If you can still find that fire in your tummy, use it. Turn it into your company values. If you are running the company the values must come from the top and your team must be on board with them. That way you are not the captain of a ship that is likely to sink at some point in the future.
Core Point: Find your passion, use it to fuel you and turn it into your values.
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