|Posted by Michael Sausman on February 1, 2011 at 8:44 AM|
So there you are, doing what you always wanted to do or earning lots of money, or - even better – earning lots of money and doing what you always wanted to do……. So why aren’t you enjoying it?
Planning – a broken record?
I hate to say it again, but planning is so important. If you have a plan – where you are going, how you will achieve it and how you will get out of it (or move to the next stage) –it takes a lot of stress out of the day to day management of the company.
Cliché – work on (not in) the business
You have a plan but its not working the way you thought it would? Business plans must grow with your business and change with what is happening in the environment. If you have a plan but have not re-examined it in the past 3 months, now is a good time to do it. Yes – even before reading the rest of this!
I’m working hard but not making any money….
Well there can be lots of reasons; if you really think about your business you are probably able to realise what the issues are; often though, it helps to talk to someone who is independent but with a lot of experience of various businesses. There may not be easy answers but talking helps!