Do you know the real reason behind starting a business?
GET OVER THE STRUGGLE
Starting a business isn’t easy. It can be hard, frustrating and there are plenty of set backs. Many call it a struggle.
There are many reasons that your dreams may turn into nightmares. You may be running low on cash or the market isn’t what it used to be.
The struggle is real.
Many business owners and entrepreneurs (including myself) have these ‘struggles’ in common:
You wonder why you started the business in the first place.
People ask you why you started the business and you don’t know the answer.
Your employees think you’re lying, and trust you. You begin to think they may be right.
Food doesn’t taste the same… in fact you lose your appetite often.
You believe you’re over your head, that you don’t have the capabilities.
The self doubt becomes self-hatred and unhappiness.
You go on a holiday with the family to feel better but you end up feeling worse because now you’re behind.
You are surrounded by people, yet you feel completely alone.
The struggle has no mercy.
In my opinion, if you are feeling any of the above it’s time to reach out and get some help. Whether you’re starting a business or starting a new career. Try talking to other start-ups, mentors or established business owners, they’ve all felt the same at one point in their lives. You are not alone.
There are some great perks of running your own business. It provides flexibility of hours, you can work the hours you want. There is also the satisfaction of being your own boss.
Before you take the leap, ask yourself the following questions.
Why am I doing this?
How will my income be affected?
Will my new business affect my relationships?
Am I ready to start a business?
Once you answer the questions above, you will be able to realistically analyse whether starting a business is really for you. It takes guts and little faith in yourself.
What’s your business idea and what are you struggling with right now? Share in the comments below. I’d love to support you by answering any questions you have about starting a business.