Do you ever get a bit stuck on the day to day grind and forget to think about the bigger picture?
Well, this has just happened to me.
As a business owner (about 18 months in for me) everyone seems to wear the ‘Are you busy?’ as a badge of honour.
I am busy.
And I feel very lucky to be that way, but (and it’s a big BUT!) what’s the point of the busy-ness?
I want my business to be a success of course, but I want it to grow in a way that is sustainable to me. I’ve taken on lots of support in my first year, I’ve learnt a ton, but I also know what doesn’t feel right.
As a coach (and a coachee) I know how important it is to check in on the ‘Why’ every now and again.
A LOT changes in a year, right?
So, ask yourself this.
- Why did you set up your business?
- Who do you do it for?
- What does ‘good’ look like? (Your version, no-one else’s!)
These are all questions I include in my pre-work for a Brand Discovery Call, the first step in setting your brand foundations.
And I needed to do it for myself too.
So now I know that I want to develop my skills, seek new challenges and explore opportunities, but I don’t want to wear a ‘busy badge’ for the sake of it.
And I want to try and shake off some lingering ’employee mindset’ (but more on that another day!).
How does it feel?
Good. And well worth a check in.If you want more clarity and like the idea of exploring more questions about your Brand Foundations – check out my FREE Workbook ’10 things to ask yourself about your brand’