07 Feb

Juggling Living in the Now and Our Businesses

Carry out people else find this a significant tightrope walk? That can be quite brain boggling!

The Past, Potential but rarely Present

The corporate world at large demands projections, business programs, analysis of data and regular checking of characters – which area of our business should we pay attention to next, which country should we try to conquer next? A full time job by itself if we don’t have people to help us away! Agil

All of the above serve to keep all of us in either the former or the future. The present moment is short lived and reflects what we have been doing in the past anyway – so why spend a whole lot time analysing it? Definitely, by looking at the present moment and where we are – not simply in business, but in our lives – we have a pretty exact yardstick of how we have been creating lifestyle to date. 

Business is a significant Business

Most businesses are run with the aim of making money – yes, I know – I’m stating the obvious! However, isn’t it just this factor that takes the joy away of countless businesses? A little bit like an one who loves novice dramatics, when they determine to transfer to the professional stage the entertainment dissipates because now their lifestyle will depend on their success. There is a layer of seriousness which now envelopes them and, apart from for a fortunate few, it’s not fun any longer, but business.

This very seriousness is what connections people up in knots, makes them tense, burdened and out of touch with their intuition and guidance. There is too much fear of inability and thoughts of not having enough money to support themselves, needing to return into work that they hate doing just to pay the charges and even the dread of men and women telling them ‘I alerted you so! ‘

There are many sheets to starting our own business. It’s about making ourselves vulnerable because we can in the end be turned down by the world and nobody wants whatever we have to offer. The ultimate rejection! It requires courage to take that leap of faith.

We have to be Keen

Loving what we do is absolutely the only method to have any chance of an excellent business, and I’m not merely talking about money. I’m sure many of us have had dealings with businesses which have recently been run delightfully – restaurants that serve the most delightful food for example. Then one day we visit our favourite restaurant and the food basically quite of the same quality, the service isn’t quite as personal and, on enquiry, we find that the restaurant has changed hands. The eagerness and energy of the person/people that started out it includes gone and, except if the restaurant is used over by people with equal passion, absolutely free themes are heading to feel the big difference. Will there be ever the same standard of passion shown for an enterprise which is already a running concern vs the one which has been built from scratch with bloodstream, sweat and tears? I actually don’t know, but I actually doubt it.

It is our energy which operates our business. We can have unlimited funds to throw at it, but unless we have interest for what we do that money is heading to go down the drain, as prospective customers will sense that we not necessarily in business for the love of computer, but solely as a way of producing as much money as we can, in as short a period as possible. We won’t appear as people that they can trust!

Getting Things into Perspective

I feel that it is imperative to give attention to the present moment to stay sane in business. We may easily be permanently looking at next month, the coming year or 5 years hence as to what our business really should have achieved by then – along with that is all the pressure of trying to make that imaginary path an actual reality. If we have started a company with borrowed money, we also have the stress of having to report in on our successes or failures to meet financial deadlines. Our stress levels rise exponentially if we are in that situation!

The same as an artist will make a work of art or a piece of music, putting their heart and soul into it, and then tentatively release it in the world in the hope that someone out people grasp its importance and understand what was in their heart at the time of make up. That is what like with our businesses – we put our bears and souls into them and then hope that somebody, anybody, out there ‘gets it’ and will come along on our journey.

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