I talk to too many business owners who are struggling. And it makes me cross because life doesn’t have to be like this.
Do you recognise any of these?
- You’re working too much. You have to catch up at the weekends, you’re answering client emails while watching Netflix with your partner in the evening, and you’re exhausted and overwhelmed. Whenever you get some time off, you just want to sleep or you get ill.
- You’ve maybe been self-employed or freelancing for a while, but you’ve never been able to get your income back to where it was when you had a “proper job”. Not that you want to go back to having a boss or commuting, you love the flexibility of self-employment. But you’d like to get paid a decent amount from the business and feel secure about where the next client is coming from.
- You don’t feel that your clients respect you for what you do. And sometimes, you end up doing work for people you don’t respect, but you feel you have to because you need the cash. But you do great work, work that you’re proud of.
Your business doesn’t have to be like this. You don’t have to settle for your business being just okay.
The people who have done the Remarkable Business programme before have told me about how they worry that they’re not good enough. That they wake up in the middle of the night panicking about letting clients down or losing a client. One person said that they thought they just weren’t cut out to be self-employed and that they’d never make a living out of this.
And I know what they mean. I’ve been there too, worrying about whether there would be enough money to pay the bills, feeling like an imposter at meetings because I didn’t know what words to use.
Which is probably why I feel so strongly about this. Because once you know what you need to do to transform your business, once you’ve got your head around the key components of how to run a successful business, the what, who, how much and, how it all becomes simple. You just need a little expert help, some support along the way and suddenly you’ve got a clear plan. Your business becomes fun. And it creates a good income for you.