Being a small or home-based business owner can be loads of fun and very rewarding.
You may have decided to go into business because of your need for personal freedom or to fully unleash your creative genius. You may also have decided to go into business to supplement your existing income, to make yourself available for young children or aging parents, or because organization you were working for downsized, leaving you to fend for yourself.
There are hundreds of different reasons why we become business owners, but results we aim to produce remain same …
-You want to be your own person, doing something you love. -You want to generate a profit that will provide you with lifestyle you desire. -You want to be recognized, respected and acknowledged for your contributions. -You want to help others solve problems or fulfill needs. -You want to make your own decisions instead of having them dictated to you. -You want to pick and choose whom you work with and how you work. -You want to experience freedom … freedom to travel, enjoy quality time with family, set your own agenda, eat when you want, sleep when you want, etc.
Running your own small or home-based business can be immensely rewarding, yet if you get too involved with routine daily matters and finer details of each task, you can get pulled into vicious cycle of working "in" your business instead of "on" it.
When this happens, you become misguided and stop focusing on tasks necessary to move your business forward at an optimal pace.
Whether you are a solopreneur or have a small team working for you, it is important that you don't allow yourself to get caught up in every fine detail of your business operations.
This doesn't mean that you shouldn't be aware of what is going around you, but simply means you only have so many hours in a day and how you spend your time will determine rate your business grows, profits you earn, quality of service your clients and customers receive, and your overall happiness and personal satisfaction.