Stress! It's the constant companion of most of us as small business owners. It's the mental and physical response to threats or demands — some of which are caused by external circumstances; others from our response to the threats (real or perceived.) No matter the cause, stress is energy-draining and, left on its own for too long, is debilitating.Read More
There’s something a foot in the entrepreneurial space ... And some small business owners are spilling the beans on how they really feel about their business.
What started out as fun has turned into a bit of a nightmare. They are overwhelmed, burnt out, and exhausted. Endless hours with stress as a constant companion affords little time for home-cooked meals with family, exercise, or thinking in any strategic capacity about the direction of their business.Read More
Like any self-respecting entrepreneur, I lay awake in the early morning hours creating and regurgitating my to-do list only to overwhelm myself into a fit of anxiety over a day that has yet to start!
This morning was different, however, as I remembered a bit of so-called "meaningless" information I recently read in Sarah Knight's book, get your sh*t together.Read More
Stress. Anxiety. Overwhelm. Call it what you want, running a small business can be extremely uncomfortable. (Heck, writing this blog is uncomfortable.) And, if we’re not paying attention, the discomfort experienced prompts us to disconnect from whatever we’re working on. Sadly, this pattern of disconnection negatively influences our ability to perform.Read More
When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and declared, “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” it was transformative. It was success as defined by that particular mission. It was anything but “one” or “small.”
Like success in business, it was a mission composed of a million small steps and victories.Read More