I’m not sure that I loved every element of being an accountant, but I loved being able to help my clients through taking care of that burden for them. Same thing with being a business coach. While there are aspects of it which might become burdensome, that’s never going to be the clients who I still love to help in the way that I do now. What do you love? And are you creating a living doing it? That’s a perennial question in my world. Certainly it could be said that some elements of my first business robbed the joy out […]
Goals and Intentions. Both are important, and fulfil a different function in creating your business/life to love. Goals. Write them down, make them happen. Every book you read about successful people contains the part where they work out what they want, even if it’s only on the back of an envelope or fag packet which they then frequently recommend you shove in a drawer and forget about. When you are moving house, you find it again and notice how most – if not all of it – has magically come true. How does that work then? Those of us who […]
I encourage my clients to love what they do and do only what they love. That doesn’t mean all the other stuff can’t or doesn’t get done, far from it. Since my new clients are largely ignoring most of those bits anyway, we look for ways to clear the clutter and get those bits handled either by paying for it to be done, or by swapping skills with someone who gobbles up that sort of stuff. A good way to work out which tasks should be on your To Do list and which on somebody else’s is to measure your energy; […]
The title of my first e-book is Creating A Business to Love*. Do you love the business you are creating? All of it? Which bits do you love and why? Which bits do you hate and why? And how can you move to doing more of the former and less of the latter? Depending on where you are at in your business you probably be sayng “yeah, right, like THAT’s a possibility” but I’m here to tell you its possible, its desirable and it can be done, perhaps even faster and easier than you imagined. And there’s one other really […]
Would I rather have more successful entrepreneurs even if it eats into my off peak benefits? Yes, do you know, I think I would.