As we celebrate our 12 years of marriage and reflect on the journey thus far I couldn’t help but notice the correlation between marriage (or any committed relationship for that matter) and business and that was really the inspiration of this weeks article.
- Is your biz on a solid footing?
- Do you have the right systems in place?
- Do you have the right team in place?
- Do you have a clear vision?
- Do you have a plan for your business?
These are just some of the questions that come to mind for me as I think about what it really takes to create a profitable and sustainable business. Creating a successful business is very much like creating a successful marriage.
The same principles that hold a marriage together year after year are the same principles that hold a business together as well.
Yesterday I celebrated 12 years of marriage to my amazing and supportive husband John and really got me thinking, thinking about business and life and what was the common thread that really ran through our success? And that’s when I realized it’s the same thread that keeps your business going and thriving, and growing.
We have been together for almost 16 years now and married 12, 2 amazing kids later, homeowners 3 times over, several businesses, college degrees, cross country moves, good times, tough time, great times, trying times we always made it through to the other side even more in love with each other and stronger and more committed in our relationship to each other and life we want to create.
When I started to look at how this could be I noticed a common theme among what makes our relationship work in spite of some trivial times, whether you are married, in a committed relationship or not I am sure at some point in time you can relate to the good the bad and the ugly of relationship.
And the same thing rings true for business, you see, business has its shares of ups and downs just like any relationship, the key to getting through the challenges is knowing how to navigate the journey and of course having a solid foundation and footing in your biz and your relationship.
So, is your business built on a solid foundation or is it build on hope, quicksand and toothpicks?
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hey, I’m Kim + I am ridiculously passionate about helping you to work smarter and not harder + to realize how freaking amazing you actually are, exactly as you are and how easy business really can be when you are in alignment + simplify + add systems to organize your business + plan your business growth. I’ve been geeking out about online business, online marketing + systems + personal development + all that stuff since I created my first business back in 2006 + sold it.
This whole business owner thing is not for the faint of heart, there is a reason why most businesses fail!
While the road to burnout doesn’t look the same for everyone on it there are some similarities you typically experience on this path!
- You’re always in the weeds of your business
- You don’t have efficient systems and processes (or maybe none at all)
- You aren’t delegating effectively
- You can’t take time off
- You’re trying to do too many things at once + wearing all the hats
It’s exhausting just thinking about it! But there’s a way off the hamster wheel!
If you’re overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out, and worried that if you take time off the bottom will fall out from beneath you and your business will fall apart.
Then, you are in the right place my friend, been there, done that, got the tee-shirt and I’d love to support you in ending the cycle!