Many small business owners I meet, have taken the self-employed path because they have a passion to make a living out of something they believe in that makes the world a better place and it often relates to bringing more creativity into our worlds.
Running a business on these terms can be so rewarding yet so tough.
You suddenly spend most of your time doing everything except the things you’re passionate about - you are now the accountant, the marketer, the CEO, the administrator, the social media guru and everything else in between. It leaves little energy and time to do the actual thing you set your business up for in the first place! Not to mention that often we embark on the self-employed journey to get a better work/life balance so we have the flexibility to make more time for the other areas of our lives that are important to us.
So who do you turn to to support YOU while you are juggling all of this? Someone who is a sounding board when you feel like your friends and family have become a bit fed up with hearing you talk about your new ideas and latest challenges? Who can shine a mirror on you
and reflect back on things that are in our blind spot? Who can help you think about your challenges in a different way, unlocking options that hadn’t considered before? Someone who can hold you to account and on track when you are trying to manage competing priorities....