Sometimes it can get pretty stressful starting, running and especially growing your small business and start-up business, like SOHO-, SME, SMB-, Micro-, Lifestyle-, Home-, DIY-, Hobby-, Boomer-, Professional-, Personal business.
I always found it helpful to remember why I started my business, even if you run a personal business, like contractors, freelancer, self-employed, sole-trader and virtual assistants. My first business was started to make money and get me through university. I have never really worked for anyone full-time, but your own motivation for starting a business may be reasons like:
- having a better live
- higher standard of living
- launch your own product and see it succeed
- escape the corporate rat-race
- spend more time with your family
- look after a family member
- can’t stand being retired
And the list could go on and on, compared to your goal the stress may seem more bearable, stress is apart of live not only for business owners, but anyone.
So remember why you are running your small business – it will help you to deal with the stresses a little better.