Every small business that has ever been formed, has been done so by someone full of passion. The odds are stacked against them, but they believe that they will be one of the 4% that makes it past year 3 and goes on to huge success.
But passion can fade - even when a degree of success is achieved - and once-passionate individuals can find themselves presiding over a business, that’s driving them into the ground, and going nowhere.
So what happens to the passion? And what can we do to keep it burning bright?
Passion fades for a number of reasons - maybe you set up your business in one area, and now realise that you’re really not that passionate about it after all; or perhaps you’ve had to compromise to make money, taking on work that simply doesn’t rock your boat; or it could be that everything has just got too damn hard...you’re working every hour God sends, you’ve got people to manage and they keep getting things wrong, your customers are increasingly demanding...sometimes you just wish you had a job...simple, straightforward...less stressful.
Everyone hits a dip, it’s inevitable...but if you lose your passion, if you can’t see a way out of that dip, it could signal the death-knell for your business.
So how do we keep our passion perky? Here are my 5 top tips...
Passion is the cornerstone of a successful business.
How passionate are you?
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Marianne is the author of three books, and is currently working on her fourth, whilst regularly writing her blog, we hope you enjoy it :-)