When you’re busy day to day running your business it’s important to remember what motivated you to start your business in the first place.
Ultimately the decisions you make in your business day to day should be underpinned by what motivated you to start it.
Take for example someone who wishes to start their own freelancing business in order to decrease the hours they worked. If they ended up saying yes to every prospect they may find themselves working longer hours than when they were an employee. This can lead to you feeling stressed and really affects the enjoyment of running a business.
What Motivated Me
What motivated me to start Bright Horizon Accountancy was the lure of a better work/life balance. Living in Dorset I’m lucky to have the stunning beaches of Bournemouth and Poole on my doorstep and the New Forest down the road. I want the option to go out for a lunch time jog, hop on my road bike or fingers crossed when it warms up a little bit get to grips with my new stand-up paddle board.
This is why despite working long hours at the moment I still make time for what I deemed important at the start – so tomorrow morning you might spot me on an early morning ride out to Burley!
There are a number of reasons you may have been motivated to set up your business;
- Working less hours
- Better work/life balance
- Earning your millions
- Making a difference
- The list goes on and on…
There are countless reasons why we choose to start a business. At the beginning when you started your business I bet you had this clear vision in your mind of how you wanted your life and your business to be. Take a minute and think how your business fits in with the vision at the beginning, are you now living your vision or has this changed?