Running my own business has been one of the most rewarding but challenging experiences of my life! It fulfils a lifelong dream I have had to work for myself and be master of my own destiny. Working from home gives me the flexibility to work hours that suit me and the opportunity to work in with our crazy family life. BUT… it is not for the faint of heart! The challenges sometimes seem insurmountable and on occasion my confidence wavers and I am left wondering if I can do this. Here are some of my tips for surviving the journey.
I have a fundamental belief that I can do anything, it all comes down to how much work I am prepared to put in to achieve a goal. As a small business owner you need to have an unbreakable belief in your ability to make it work. Self-doubt is corrosive and can very quickly undermine your energy levels whereas positive thinking breeds positive energy. Surround yourself with avid supporters and energetic, like-minded individuals who will encourage you along your start-up journey.