Love, Children, Monsters and What This Has To Do With Business

We’ve all been there. And we all know how it feels. That moment when something that you love deeply, that’s tied up completely in your hopes and dreams for the future, and something that you’ve invested so much of yourself in that you just can’t imagine ever walking away, breaks down.

For many entrepreneurs this relationship is with their business. It started as a beautiful if demanding baby. But it also took everything you had, and something that used to matter so much ends up causing so much stress, worry and heartache that we just feel we can’t continue anymore.

And so we start thinking about walking away. We forget the potential our business has to provide us with the lifestyle we deserve. The pay-back that our families deserve for the time and effort we’ve already given. And we focus instead on the Dr Frankenstein’s monster its become – running amok and seemingly destroying everything that we hold dear.

But how did we get here? Let’s face it, most of us were never taught how to build a business in the right way. What seems like common sense can be completely the wrong strategy. And our passion can just see us doing the wrong thing really effectively. We have no signposts, no checks and measures, and no way of knowing what’s right.

So how can you escape the monster? How can you turn your business back into something that you love? Well, what I can tell you is that all the super successful business owners I’ve interviewed were process driven, they knew their numbers and they had an effective working business plan.

The systems and processes you put into your business are in a way very similar to how we bring up children. They need boundaries and they need routine to thrive. I’m sure you’ve seen SuperNanny on TV – she goes into households where it seems the children are completely out of control and within weeks instills peace, calm and tranquility into the household.

It’s fascinating to watch, and if you’re observant you’ll have noticed she does the same thing every single time. First she observes what is happening within the household, she looks to find exactly where they are and the current problems (children’s behaviour) that they are facing. Once she understands what’s going on, she then looks to see what the parents actually want to achieve. Then she helps the parents to set boundaries (finances for business) and routines (processes for business) for the children. Then hey presto as if by magic the household is transformed.

Now I’m not say that you can transform your business in two weeks, businesses are more complicated, but within months you can start to seriously impact and begin moving everything in the right direction, which will allow you to start falling in love with your business again

By Alan Adams The Clinic Coach

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As an award-winning business coach and bestselling author, Alan S Adams has helped hundreds of businesses across the UK to move from simply surviving to positively thriving. The publication of his second book Passion To Profit: 7 Steps To Building A Kick-Ass Agency and his third book, The Beautiful Business: Secrets to Sculpting Your Ultimate Clinic, sees him focus very specifically on creative agencies and aesthetic clinic sector, sharing advice and guidance with the potential to revolutionise turnover, client retention and overall growth. Alan was also recognised by Enterprise Nation as one of the UK’s Top 50 Advisors and APCTC Coach of The Year Finalist.

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