When business isn’t fun anymore, it’s time to sit back, relax, and review the journey. Frustration and stress are part of a business journey so don’t drown yourself in depression. Instead, run and find the torch to brighten the path ahead.
Here are 6 ways to find the joy in your business again:
1. Discover the root of the problem
Most business runners often blame sales when there is something wrong with the income. And that could be the problem, but blaming people won’t solve it. Think clearly to discover the root of the problem and ask your team to help you find a way out. The key word is: together. When you just blame people and wash your hands of them, they will feel cornered; however, when you sit with them and discuss the matter together, they will feel grateful and will be more willing to help you get out of the decision.
Sometimes the root of the problem doesn’t lay with the others. The system you create, even your own personality, may contribute to the disaster. To solve this, you need to contemplate and think again about what you have done that could have steered the business off-course. If you find the problem is in yourself, fix it. Show responsibility.
3. Stop Demotivating Yourself
Yes, we sometimes fail. But failure is not to be enjoyed or emphasized. Don’t let yourself get trapped inside a dark hole that prevents you from seeing the paved path ahead, especially if you are a leader. If the leader is clueless, how will followers survive the storm?
4. Open Your Mind
Being an open-minded person is always fantastic. New ideas often result in a new success. If you find your approach in running the business is not really working, find another approach that may help you get rid of the problem.
5. Ready to Create New Relationships?
When you and your staff are stuck in the middle of a process, get some help from people on the outside who will work exclusively for you. It may mean professionals who are masters of the subject or it can be new staff to be the saviors of your business.
6. See it as a Challenge
Challenge accepted? Totally. For business owners, a challenge, as long as it is logical, is always an interesting topic to discuss. So get back to your desk, prepare for the worst, and figure out a way to win!