If you own a business then you may find you either don’t have the time to focus on your business or you are too involved with it to see it with fresh eyes. The following should help you to gain some clarity and focus around your business with these powerful questions that every business owner should he asking themselves:
Questions for Business Owners
What is the most important thing to you about what you do?
It doesn’t matter how big or how small, how trivial or important write it down. Allow yourself to think through why you set up your business and what continues to drive you.
How satisfied are with the progress of your business (on a scale of 1-10)?
Is your response to this fair? How much you have achieved already that you may have forgotten about? What would you say to someone else in your position?
What aspects of your business do you avoid or shy away from?
Be honest here. There are usually areas that we procrastinate over – the key here is to realise what are the areas and how might you overcome this. It might be through having a coach/mentor/adviser that can help you to overcome some limiting beliefs that hold you back. It could be using another company to outsource certain aspects of the business. This can sometimes be much more cost effective than spending time and money ‘avoiding’ the areas that could well drive your business forward.
In which area (s) of your business are you most comfortable and confident?
Write them all down. Notice how much you do and what you love doing. Are you spending enough time on those areas? What more can you do to make sure you can utilise your skills here?
Imagine a point in time when you have achieved everything you want in your business. Look back to today, to this moment, and describe the steps you took to get you there.
This is a powerful way to make sure you focus on your business and where you are headed. It takes away the obstacles and resource issues. It allows you to think big and gain a clear view of possibilities available to you and your business.
The biggest part of all
Embrace the highs and lows of what you do, keep going and tell EVERYBODY you meet exactly what you do – you never know where it might lead…………