We are always in relationship with our businesses.
And every relationship deserves a little check in now and then, right? You could argue that you need to check this relationship ahead of most others — because your business provides your livelihood so being in a good (or even great!) relationship with the business is essential to keeping you happy and (mostly?!) stress free.
Here’s a question that always helps you see where your relationship is at.
Are you a little in love or infatuated with your business right now?
If you said yes, good for you. A lot of the time the answer is more of a love-hate situation. Like any relationship you’ve been in for a while, it’s got it’s plusses and it’s drawbacks. Maybe you are enjoying certain bits of it and the rest is stuff you’d rather let go of or not have to have? Maybe you are a little bored by some aspects of the business. Maybe it’s become a little staid or same thing different day?
Think of your business as a living thing.
We really are always in relationship with our businesses. They are an entity on their own. They have needs, they require constant attention or they run amok, and they are always evolving (usually as we do). Especially as speakers, authors and coaches; we are a creative breed, and that can be a little at odds with the day to day running of a business.
Is your current feeling cold, warm or smoking hot?
We invite you to do a temperature check on your business. Evaluation on a regular basis is a key to ensuring you are still sharing and delivering your passion in a way that works for you and is effective, efficient, and productive. We encourage the users of our Changemaker Business Planner (hyperlink please https://www.speakerinsight.com/changemaker-business-playbook/) to do a check on what’s working and what’s not every month, and a bigger audit every quarter.
Every relationship needs work, do something this week to work on yours with your business.
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