How to fall back in love with your business.

How to Fall Back in Love with Your Business

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How to fall back in love with your business.

So, you’ve started your business and, while things were going great at first, you’ve started to find yourself drowning in an ever growing to do list (and to know list!) and growing mountain of marketing woes.

 

People often think that starting a business is hard – and while on one hand they are right, it takes a certain amount of courage and determination to get your business started – the hardest part is to keep your business moving forward consistently.

 

If you’ve started to fall out of love with your business, or starting to find your work an uphill battle, here are some ideas to help you get back on track.

 

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1) Remind yourself why you started

When you started out, what was your vision? Why were you so excited about your idea? What was the difference you wanted to make in the world?

 

If you can reconnect with your Why, you’ll get a renewed sense of purpose and motivation.

 

If you haven’t done so already, create a vision board to visually represent what you are about and what you want to achieve in the coming weeks, months and years.  Keep this board where you will see it every day to remind yourself of your goals and direction.

 

2) Reconnect with your Values

When starting a business, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily tasks you need to complete, and the demands and ideas from clients, partners and supporters.

 

As a result, you can quickly move away from your values and what is most important for you. Especially if you didn’t clearly define these before you started your business.

 

Take some time to reflect on your core values. Here’s a list of common values to help you get started. Identify your top three values, then assess how closely aligned your business and activities are to this and make any adjustments needed.

 

3) Stop Comparing yourself to others

It is easy and tempting to look at your peers and start to beat yourself up over how much better they are than you are. Resist doing this at all cost!

When you compare yourself to others, you are rarely comparing like-with-like. 

 

Often you are blissfully unaware of the other person’s journey: where they have come from, what challenges they have overcome, how long it’s taken them to reach where they are and what their actual results are. 

 

Instead, use their success (or perceived success) to inspire your own. 

 

Take their achievements as a sign that it can be done, but then refocus on your own business, your own clients and how you want to bring your unique brand of value into the marketplace.

 

Never compare yourself to your peers or try to copy them. Instead, be inspired by the success of others and look for the lessons you can usefully apply to your own business, in your own unique way. Click To Tweet

 

4) Focus and Simplify

Imagine ending your day feeling accomplished, instead of feeling guilty about all the things you didn’t do. Feeling this way is easier that you may think.

 

Plan your day the night before and set yourself three core tasks to focus on. These should be tasks that help you move closer to your bigger goal and result in a positive impact on your business.

 

Complete these tasks before anything else, and congratulate yourself for a job well done.

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5) Start a Success Journal

There is always a lot to do in business. As a result, many people go from one milestone to the next without stopping to recognize and celebrate their achievement.

 

In order to feel the steady progression you are making, stay motivated and continue to build your confidence, it’s important to celebrate every success, no matter how small.

 

Start a Success Journal and everyday note down the challenges you’ve overcome, the milestones you’ve reached and successes you’ve had.

 

If you ever find yourself in a moment of doubt, or facing a new challenge or opportunity that feels daunting, read through your Success Journal to remind yourself that you are stronger and more capable than you sometimes give yourself credit for.

 

Start a success journal to help you recognise your progress and achievements. This will help build your confidence and motivate you towards your next success! Click To Tweet

 

6) Practice Gratitude

This is the easiest Success Habit to adopt and it can have a profound impact on both your success and wellbeing.

 

At the end of each day, make a conscious point of writing out at least three things you were grateful for in the last 24 hours.

 

These can be big things, like winning a new client, or small things, like the way the driver made you smile when he welcomed you onto his bus. You can even be grateful for the things that have gone wrong and the lessons they have taught us, or how they have stopped us from making an even bigger error.

 

When you take time to appreciate what you have, you will start to feel more positive and abundant. This will not only protect your sense of wellbeing and help you ward off overwhelm, but it will also attract positive new opportunities towards you.

 

7) Seek out a coach or mentor

It can be lonely being in business for yourself. So it’s important to surround yourself with like-minded people who inspire you, support you and want to see you succeed – and who for whom you will happily provide the same service.

 

I call this your Success Circle, 2-5 people who get you and have your back.

 

In addition, it’s highly beneficial to have one expert whose advice you trust and whom you can turn to for support and clear guidance at every stage.

 

This coach or mentor can be someone from your network or someone whose services you employ, but don’t take another step in your business without one.

 

You’ll you’ve found the right person when you find someone who makes you feel good about yourself, someone who helps you see and appreciate your unique talents and strengths, someone who loves your business, and who gives you clear honest guidance and advice. 

 

Always seek a coach or mentor to support you in your business. They will help you achieve more growth and success than you can acheive on your own. Click To Tweet

 

If you’d like to start your search for the right coach and mentor to help you fall back in love with your business and take your business to the next level, I’d like to invite you to a free kick-start call with me.

 

We’ll look at where are you versus where you want to be, we’ll look at what you’ve worked on and tried to date, and I’ll help you map out your next steps. Book your FREE Kick-Start call here.

 

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  1. Nicole on February 6, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I love this! Starting a success journal and practicing gratitude are my favorites.

    • Melitta Campbell on February 12, 2019 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Nicole – I like those two too, simple and positive yet very powerful.

  2. Kristie on February 7, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Great tips and definitely needed it….thank you!!!!

    • Melitta Campbell on February 12, 2019 at 8:47 am

      You’re welcome Kristie, thank you for letting me know you enjoyed it x

  3. Chloe Daniels | Clo Bare on February 7, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Great ideas! I never thought about having a success journal before, but I like that idea!

    • Melitta Campbell on February 12, 2019 at 8:46 am

      Thanks Chloe, let me know how you get on with your Success Journal. It’s a simple tool, but very powerful!

  4. Josh B on February 10, 2019 at 8:56 am

    I really needed to read this. I don’t hate what I’m doing. I think I just lost a connection to it since I’ve felt a bit lost and overwhelmed by all the information out there on how to become better at it. I just have to remember to do things my way and just take it one step at a time.

    • Melitta Campbell on February 12, 2019 at 8:46 am

      I’m so glad you found the article helpful Josh.

      I see a lot of people fall out of love with their business as they have become overwhelmed and lost focus on why they are doing it. To avoid this, it’s important to stay focused on what you love doing, and your passions, and make sure that features in your business daily.

      Wishing you every success as you fall back in love with your business Josh!

  5. Maggie McMahon on February 10, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Love this!

    Running a small business is not a linear path – and it’s hard! Remembering why you got started in the first place and having a reason that is rooted enough to be flexible and grow with you is critical.

    Our businesses change and our WHY has to be big enough and robust enough to adapt, but remain relevant.

    • Melitta Campbell on February 12, 2019 at 8:40 am

      You are so right Maggie. The business we start is rarely the business we end up in. As we learn and grow, and as we discover more about how we can bring value to our clients things can feel like they are in constant flux – but keeping your WHY in mind at all times can provide us with a single thread that keeps everything together, while motivating us to continue moving forward.

      Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. x

  6. Bubbie Gunter on February 10, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Hi Melitta,
    Great article on the practice of STAYING in love with your business. I was hooked from the first sentence because I found myself in the same situations you were writing about.

    I found your fourth point to be spot on. I wish I could have read this article 6 months ago. Because, I had a problem with “Focus and Simplify”.

    Starting an excel file of spreadsheets seems to have worked for me. Now, I keep track of all my Social Media activities. Sometimes I slack up and “forget” to do the “boring” task. But, the spreadsheet reminds me of work I have neglected.

    • Melitta Campbell on February 12, 2019 at 8:38 am

      Wow, thank you so much for sharing your experiences Bubbie, I’m delighted you’ve found this article so helpful.

      And congratulations on getting yourself organised, it’s one of the hardest things to do, but it sounds like you are really nailing it! And don’t worry, the odd slip is allowed, it’s important to remain human ; )

      Wishing you a very long and happy relationship with your business! x

  7. Divine on February 14, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing those tips. It will really be helpful. Especially comparing our chapter 1 to others chapter 25 is not the greatest idea.

    • Melitta Campbell on February 14, 2019 at 9:49 am

      You’re welcome Divine, and you are right – so many people fall into the trap of comparing themselves to others. You can quickly feel inadequate and stuck when you do this. Best avoided at all cost – it’s not easy, but necessary ; )

  8. Louise O'Boyle on February 14, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Fantastic tips. I think I needed to read this right now!

    • Melitta Campbell on February 14, 2019 at 9:48 am

      Thanks Louise, I’m really happy you found the article helpful x

  9. Tina Peyton on February 14, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    All great reminders, I need to remind myself not to compare! Also love the idea of a success journal.

    • Melitta Campbell on February 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks Tina, I’m glad you enjoyed the article x

  10. Ivana on February 14, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Love what you said about focusing! I also write my to-do list the night before, it helps so much 🙂

    • Melitta Campbell on February 15, 2019 at 11:57 am

      Thanks Ivana, so glad you enjoyed the article. And thanks for sharing your experiences planning the night before

  11. Jorge on February 16, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Extraordinary text! Many times we think that we have total control of our daily operations. But there are always those small and big details that are the big difference between doing it right or wrong. Thank you

    • Melitta Campbell on March 2, 2019 at 8:04 am

      Thank you Jorge, I’m delighted that you found the post so helpful.

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