Have you ever looked at a business person and thought, “Wow, look at how busy they are; they must be incredibly successful”?
It took a holiday in Australia when I had the time and head space and distance from my business to listen to the nagging little warning bell that was going off in the background. With all the noise of busyness gone, that quiet little warning bell became a reality check. Why, if there seemed to be so much growth on the surface, was my bank balance not only not growing, but slowly getting worse?
For the first time I took the rose-tinted glasses off and looked at my business with fresh eyes. Suddenly it was glaringly obvious: if I carried on doing the same thing, I would continue to get the same results – and I didn’t like where that was going.
I realised two things:
I should have built the business first, ensured it was strong and flourishing, and then from the fruit fed those I am passionate about. This way I would be sustainable and able to support and undergird others without putting my business in jeopardy.
My next step was to make a choice and make the change. I didn’t even know how I was going to do that….but I’ve discovered that once you make the decision to change, and get the peace of God in situation, the solution finds you. When I got back to South Africa, some things shifted, which confirmed the decision to change. I then started the process of change, which is other article…
So what can you take from this article? Despite the sparkle and press, the Facebook posts and the perception of others that your business is flourishing, is your bank balance – or your gut – saying otherwise?
My advice to you is:
Business Edge NZ – Strategic Coach